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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights Newsletter No. 42 (March 2016)

...[T]he publication...Unternehmen vor Gericht. Globale Kämpfe für Menschenrechte...by Wolfgang Kaleck and Miriam Saage-Maaß...show[s] how human rights organizations and social movements in the Global South are increasingly using legal tools as part of their political and social struggles...Under the current practice of (international) criminal law, it is difficult to establish the liability of companies who violate human rights via their subsidiaries...The collection Wirtschaftsvölkerstrafrecht: Ursprünge - Begriff -Praxis - Perspektiven examines the scope and limits of a corporate international criminal law at the intersection between international criminal law and transnational corporate criminal law...

Business and human rights...In December 2015 the Indian movement Swadeshi Andolan submitted a petition to the Department of Agriculture in New Delhi seeking criminal proceedings against the subsidiary Bayer CropScience India Ltd and its German parent company Bayer CropScience AG. The activists argue that Bayer sells the highly hazardous pesticide “Nativo 75 WG” in India with deficient product labels....[Also refers to KiK]