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[PDF] UK businesses and access to justice for human rights violations - A submission of written evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights

…In Part I, we briefly address the universality of human rights obligations under international and domestic law. In Part II, we describe the human rights impacts of the activities of the UK’s Shell Transport and Trading Co. in Nigeria in the 1990s, which have led to litigation in the US. In Part III, we address potential obstacles to the legal accountability of UK business entities for human rights abuses… Finally, in Part IV, we suggest ways to enhance the ability of individuals to seek appropriate remedies for human rights claims against corporations in UK courts...[also refers to Cape PLC, Unocal]

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