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

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, the nationalities of those involved or whether the perpetrators are legal or natural persons (corporations or individual business executives)…[It] would have the authority to award compensation…Modern technology would enable the Tribunal to carry out its functions worldwide…The Tribunal would likely have wide-ranging subject matter jurisdiction, covering not only the grave abuses that form the core crimes under the Rome Statute…but also all other internationally-recognized human rights…The Tribunal could use its discretion as to which particular disputes it would accept, adopting standards…such as the merits of the claim, the gravity of the abuse and the extent of the injuries, the need to resolve controversial legal issues, and the potential importance of the outcome as a precedent…

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