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1 May 2009

Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition & London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

New report reveals how UK companies get away with human rights abuses overseas as Parliamentary Inquiry is launched

UK companies that have committed human rights abuses overseas far too often get away with it, a new report launched today reveals…[T]he report…finds that in cases of alleged human rights violations, systemic failures have too often led to victims not receiving adequate redress…A new UK Commission on Business, Human Rights & The Environment is proposed to provide guidance to companies on what standards they must adhere to when operating abroad, and act as a forum for hearing and resolving allegations of infringements...The findings of this report will be submitted to The Joint Committee on Human Rights, who have just launched an Inquiry into Business and Human Rights.