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[PDF] Transboundary Accountability for Transnational Corporations: Using Private Civil Claims

The fundamental issue underlying this paper is the extent to which companies which have legal or de facto control over other companies in developing countries may be liable under civil law for harm caused by those companies and, if so, the nature of the harm. Put another way, what is the extent of companies’ obligations to take action to inves tigate, make stipulations about, and monitor the activities of companies over which they have legal or de facto control?

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