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[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 25 November 2013

The goal of the Annual Briefing is to help a wide audience understand what has been happening in different parts of the world. First, it examines global trends in corporate legal accountability such as barriers to accessing judicial remedies; extraterritorial jurisdiction, i.e., whether courts in companies’ home countries can regulate the companies’ impacts abroad; threats faced by human rights advocates; and the role of lawyers in business and human rights. Second, the briefing provides an overview of regional developments in corporate legal accountability. Third, it reviews the current status of Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) litigation following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Shell. Fourth, the briefing looks ahead at emerging issues in corporate legal accountability. Fifth, it concludes with recommendations for companies, governments, lawyers advising companies and victims’ advocates.

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