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1 Jun 2010

International Commission of Jurists

Access to Justice: Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations – South Africa

Access to legal remedies and justice has become a crucial element in today’s work protecting human rights in the context of business activities. It is also an area of primary importance for judges and lawyers who work promoting the rule of law and human rights. The South African legal system has considerable potential to ground liability and provide remedies for a wide range of possible violations of victims’ rights...The key constraint is the very limited access to legal resources that victims have. The key factors affecting the extent to which the potential of the system is realised depend on responses to this constraint.

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So. Africa: Intl. Commission of Jurists report on access to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses

International Commission of Jurists - Access to Justice, Country Reports