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Article

2 Nov 2008

Author:
Univ. of Oxford Pro Bono Publico

[PDF] Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse

This submission is prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) to inform the mandate of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary-General (SRSG) on business and human rights... The SRSG has been asked at various stages of his mandate to further explore the obstacles victims of corporate human rights abuse face in accessing justice and obtaining remediation through domestic legal systems... [This] project considers these obstacles in relation to...13 separate jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the European Union, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. [refers to lawsuits involving Cape, Union Carbide (part of Dow) (Bhopal), Total, Unocal (part of Chevron), BHP Billiton, Cambior, Anvil Mining (Kilwa)]

Part of the following timelines

Cape/Gencor lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Cambior lawsuit (re Omai Gold mine, filed in Canada)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)