Proposals for Intl. Tribunal on corporate liability for human rights abuses

L4BB logoLawyers for Better Business (L4BB) is proposing the creation of an international arbitration tribunal on business and human rights to improve access to justice, and invites comments on its proposals listed below.

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25 February 2014

International arbitration tribunal: have your say

Author: Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB)

The team proposing an international tribunal on corporate liability for human rights violations is inviting comments The idea, initiated by L4BB advisory board member Claes Cronstedt, is to improve and speed up access to justice. “The Tribunal, while...

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25 February 2014

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Rachel Chambers, Adrienne Margolis, David Rönnegard, Robert C. Thompson, Katherine Tyler

We have come together to work towards the ultimate goal of the creation of an international arbitration tribunal on business and human rights...The Tribunal, while unaffiliated with any governmental organization, would maintain a roster of highly...

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18 March 2014

Access to remedy

Author: Adrienne Margolis, Lawyers for Better Business

In mid March the Permanent Mission of Ecuador in Geneva organised a workshop on business and human rights to discuss a proposal for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises....

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20 April 2014

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business & Human Rights - Reshaping the Judiciary - Version two

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Rachel Chambers, Adrienne Margolis, David Rönnegard, Robert C. Thompson & Katherine Tyler

We have…[worked] towards…the creation of an international tribunal on business and human rights…The Tribunal would maintain rosters of highly regarded jurists and attorneys…[It] would apply tort/delict principles…irrespective of the locus of the abuses...

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23 June 2014

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business & Human Rights - Reshaping the Judiciary - Version three

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Rachel Chambers, Adrienne Margolis, David Rönnegard, Robert C. Thompson, Katherine Tyler

…[G]lobal trade and investment have helped to raise people’s standards of living in many parts of the world. However, businesses have also done harm, resulting in increasing calls to hold companies legally accountable for serious human rights...

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2 October 2014

Intl. arbitration tribunal on business & human rights could be a new way to offer victims "access to fair justice", says Claes Cronstedt

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

"International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights: Reshaping Access to Remedy", 29 Sep 2014...

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8 October 2014

An International Arbitration Tribunal: The solution to ensure access to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses?

Author: Elodie Aba, Legal Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

At an event organised by Clifford Chance, Notre Dame Law School and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in September 2014, Claes Cronstedt from Lawyers 4 Better Business (L4BB) presented L4BB’s proposal for an International Arbitration Tribunal...

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10 November 2014

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business & Human Rights - Enhancing Access to Remedy - Version Four

Author: Claes Cronstedt & Robert C. Thompson, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

…The Tribunal would enforce international human rights law wherever pre-dispute commercial contracts and post-dispute agreements arbitral agreements so provide…[T]he drafters could provide that the contract gives enforcement rights to outside...

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10 December 2014

Expert intl. arbitration tribunal on business & human rights “could be a turnaround” for victims’ access to justice, says Claes Cronstedt

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

"United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights - International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights: Enhancing Access to Remedy", 3 Dec 2014...

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14 April 2015

[PDF] An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business & Human Rights - Version Five

Author: Claes Cronstedt & Robert C. Thompson, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

Victims of business-related human rights impacts have little access to justice…We have seen only a handful of national court claims, mainly brought against multinational business enterprises (MNEs) in their home courts by human rights NGOs on behalf of...

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