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Holding Companies Accountable: Lessons from transnational human rights litigation

Author: MISREOR, Brot für die Welt, ECCHR, Published on: 2 December 2014

MISEREOR, Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) have... organised four workshops on three continents... designed to encourage the formation of international alliances and exchange of strategies for legal action... against European companies...

ECCHR comprehensively analyzed close to 50 individual cases of human rights violations committed by companies from all over the world....Using this analysis as a starting point we set out suggestions for German law reform that should be adopted so that those affected by human rights violations can sue companies in Germany...

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