Blog and commentaries

This space links to OHCHR blog posts about the Accountability and Remedy project, as well as comments and submissions from other stakeholders. To submit a comment or blog post on the Accountability and Remedy Project for inclusion on this page, please contact Ms. Ragnhild Handagard at business-access2remedy [at]

New How can States improve their implementation of the “Access to Remedy” pillar of the UN Guiding Principles?, Dr. Jennifer Zerk, lead legal consultant to the OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project

Project update: Multi-stakeholder consultation on early drafts of OHCHR recommendations and guidance to States, Geneva 19th and 20th November 2015

Introducing the OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project

OHCHR invites inputs on the Accountability and Remedy Project

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10 June 2019

Commentary: Canadian Govt. fails to take effective measures against corporate misconducts

Author: Penelope Simons, on Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Trudeau government’s global reputation at risk due to poor corporate accountability", 4 Jun 2019...

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27 May 2019

Addressing inequalities of power: Landmark class action seeks justice for 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers affected by 2009 Montara oil spill

Author: Ben Slade, Legal Counsel at Maurice Blackburn (Australia)

Jelena Rudd speaks with Ben Slade, of Maurice Blackburn, legal counsel in Sanda v PTTEP Australia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd, a class action brought on behalf of 15,500 Indonesian seaweed farmers....

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15 May 2019

Briefing Paper on the Zero Draft: Unpacking Arguments Against the Treaty

Author: Treaty Alliance Germany

On 26 June 2014 the UN Human Rights Commission approved a resolution to form a working group (Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, OEIGWG) to elaborate...

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30 April 2019

Commentary: Climate change & human rights: Impact of the Amazon climate change lawsuit

Author: César Rodríguez-Garavito, Dejusticia, on Open Global Rights

"Climate change and human rights: lessons from litigation for the Amazon", 25 Apr 2019...

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20 February 2019

"Wrong place...wrong time" - Key implications of the Gloucester coal mine decision

Author: Tim Power, White & Case LLP

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11 January 2018

How courts and advocates are shaping legal doctrine on corporate liability and human rights obligations

Author: Marion Cadier, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre


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