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23 Jun 2014

Claes Cronstedt, Rachel Chambers, Adrienne Margolis, David Rönnegard, Robert C. Thompson, Katherine Tyler

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business & Human Rights - Reshaping the Judiciary - Version three

…[G]lobal trade and investment have helped to raise people’s standards of living in many parts of the world. However, businesses have also done harm, resulting in increasing calls to hold companies legally accountable for serious human rights violations. Today, a vigilant press, alert NGOs and the increasing sophistication of victims’ organizations…enable close scrutiny of a company’s human rights impacts in almost any part of the world. But, sadly, justice for most victims is still elusive…[T]here must…be far more accountability for…[companies] that do not live up to their responsibilities…We have come together to work towards the ultimate goal of the creation of an international tribunal on business and human rights…