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[PDF] Memorandum to The Joint Committee on Human Rights - Inquiry on Business and Human Rights [UK]

This paper addresses the...1. Application of the Human Rights Act to businesses to which public functions have been contracted out by public authorities. 2. Effectiveness of judicial mechanisms for holding UK business to account for human rights violations committed overseas. 3. Funding issues relating to 1 and 2 above 4. Effectiveness of non-judicial mechanisms for holding UK business to account for human rights violations committed overseas. 5. Possible legislative, judicial and non-judicial changes that could be introduced in relation to 1 and 2 above. [refers to Thor Chemicals, BP, OCENSA, Cape PLC, Rio Tinto, Rossing Uranium, Afrimex, DAS Air]