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International arbitration tribunal: have your say

Author: Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB) , Published on: 25 February 2014

The team proposing an international tribunal on corporate liability for human rights violations is inviting comments The idea, initiated by L4BB advisory board member Claes Cronstedt, is to improve and speed up access to justice. “The Tribunal, while unaffiliated with any governmental organization, would maintain a roster of highly regarded jurists and attorneys who are familiar with human rights law … The Tribunal would apply tort principles to cases involving business involvement in human rights abuses throughout the world, irrespective of the locus of the crimes, the nationalities of those involved or whether the perpetrators are legal or natural persons (corporations or individual business executives). In appropriate cases, the Tribunal would award compensation,” the paper explains.

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