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Letter to UK Member of Parliament and Justice Ministry official Jonathan Djangoly [PDF] by UN Special Representative John Ruggie, re impact of proposed changes in lawyers' fee arrangements on human rights litigation involving companies, 16 May 2011

"Legal Redress for Corporate Participation in International Human Rights Abuses: A Progress Report", Justice Ian Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada, in The Brief (American Bar Association journal), Summer 2009

Submission by Richard Meeran, Partner, Leigh Day law firm:"Open Letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights: The genesis and development of MNC litigation in South Africa and a possible model for the future" [DOC], 16 Jan 2009

 
Submission by Univ. of Oxford Pro Bono Publico: Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victimes of Corporate Human Rights Abuses [PDF], Nov 2008

  • Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "I thank and commend the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) Research Team for their submission on Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse. As I noted in my 2008 report to the Human Rights Council, it is extremely important that we continue to learn, and raise awareness, about the obstacles faced by such victims in accessing remedies around the globe."

     

Expert legal workshops:

"Extraterritorial legislation as a tool to improve corporate accountability - Summary report of seminar" [PDF], Brussels, 3-4 Nov 2006

 

"Human rights and Transnational corporations: Legislation and Government Regulation" [DOC] - report on Chatham House meeting, London, 15 June 2006

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16 May 2011

[PDF] [Letter to Jonathan Djanogly, Parliamentary Under-secretary of State, UK Ministry of Justice]

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

I am writing now in light of Lord Justice Jackson’s proposed reforms to the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation in England and Wales...The Government’s response includes the understandable aims of “seeking to reduce the unfair...

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3 March 2011

[PDF] [Letter to World Bank President Robert Zoellick]

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

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[PDF] SRSG’s Statement on Open Letter from Mr. Richard Meeran

Author: John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on business & human rights

I am extremely grateful to Richard Meeran for sharing his reflections on the opportunities for, and limits of, holding multinational companies to account legally in the “home” states of their parent corporations...Providing guidance on the “remedy”...

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16 January 2009

[DOC] Open Letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights: The genesis and development of MNC litigation in South Africa and a possible model for the future

Author: Richard Meeran, Partner, Leigh Day & Co

The ability to hold multi-national corporations (MNCs) to account legally in the home states of their head office parent corporations, for wrongdoing arising from their overseas developing country operations, is important...In light of the focus of the...

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