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12 Mar 2012

Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Updated version: Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms

In all parts of the world, human rights and environmental abuses are taking place as a result of the direct or indirect action of corporations. In Latin America, union leaders are being shot for publicly claiming their rights in many countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador. From the Philippines to Peru, indigenous peoples’ right to be consulted in relation to investment projects in the extractive industry continues to be ignored...With this guide, FIDH seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their representatives, NGOs and other civil society groups (unions, peasant associations, social movements, activists) to seek justice and obtain reparation for victims of human rights abuses involving multinational corporations.

Part of the following timelines

Updated version of guidebook on "Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses", includes chapter on mediation following revision of OECD guidelines

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in the US)