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Article

10 Oct 2016

Author:
Katerina Yiannibas, Human Rights in Business

The removal of barriers to access to remedy for corporate related human rights abuses in the European Union

The particular focus of our project concerns the third pillar of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial. Our research focused on the following question: How do we provide justice in the EU for human rights violations committed abroad by EU companies? We believe the solutions lie in the removal of barriers, both legal and practical, to provide effective access to remedy...It is our hope that our research results lead to more concise and effective legal reforms so as to promote access to justice for corporate related human rights abuses in the EU. The challenge to adapt to the needs of an ever-increasing globalized economy without compromising fundamental values and human rights is however, collective and cross-border.