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Criminal liability

Materials by topic > Judicial remedies > Criminal liability


"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 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."

"'Corporate Culture' as a Basis for the Criminal Liability of Corporations" [PDF], Allens Arthur Robinson law firm, Feb 2008

  • Note from Special Representative John Ruggie: "The SRSG is grateful to the Australian law firm of Allens Arthur Robinson for conducting this pro bono research on trends in the use of "corporate culture" as a basis for the criminal liability of corporations.  This discussion paper provides an overview of how various legal systems deal with the issue of corporate criminal liability, examining in particular the ways in which some legal systems incorporate notions of "corporate culture" into such deliberations. As in all cases of pro bono research conducted for the SRSG, the opinions expressed in the memo are those of the law firm and do not necessarily reflect those of the SRSG."

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