Business have "responsibility to avoid infringements of human rights that could lead to displacement", says Corinne Lewis, Lex Justi

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1 December 2012

Businesses’ human rights responsibilities

Author: Corinne Lewis, partner Lex Justi, in Forced Migration Review

There is no international human rights law standard that expressly prohibits businesses’ arbitrary displacement of persons. Businesses do, however, have the responsibility to avoid infringements of human rights that could lead to displacement and also to take actions to remedy their human rights violations that might lead to displacement...Steps businesses should take...In conducting human rights assessments, companies need to pay particular attention to land ownership and use issues...

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Author: Corinne Lewis, partenaire du cabinet d’avocats Lex Justi, Migrations Forcées Revue

Il n’y a pas de règle en droit international des droits de l’homme qui interdise de manière explicite les déplacements arbitraires de personnes par les entreprises. Les entreprises ont cependant la responsabilité d’éviter, d’une part, toute atteinte aux droits de l’homme qui pourrait entrainer un déplacement mais aussi de prendre des mesures pour remédier aux violations des droits de l’homme qu’elles auraient commises et qui pourraient provoquer un déplacement.

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