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dc.contributor.editorÁlvarez Rubio, Juan José
dc.contributor.editorYiannibas, Katerina
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-24 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-17 13:30:50
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:51:31Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:51:31Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier624572
dc.identifierOCN: 1000432185en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31855
dc.description.abstractThe capacity to abuse, or in general affect the enjoyment of human, labour and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy. At the same time, it appears that it is difficult to regulate the activities of multinational companies in such a way that they conform to international human, labour and environmental rights standards. This has partially to do with the organization of companies into groups of separate legal persons, incorporated in different states, as well as with the complexity of the corporate supply chain. Absent a business and human rights treaty, a more coherent legal and policy approach is required. Faced with the challenge of how to effectively access the right to remedy in the European Union for human rights abuses committed by EU companies in non-EU states, a diverse research consortium of academic and legal institutions was formed. The consortium, coordinated by the Globernance Institute for Democratic Governance, became the recipient of a 2013 Civil Justice Action Grant from the European Commission Directorate General for Justice. A mandate was thus issued for research, training and dissemination so as to bring visibility to the challenge posed and moreover, to provide some solutions for the removal of barriers to judicial and non-judicial remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses in non-EU states. The project commenced in September 2014 and over the course of two years the consortium conducted research along four specific lines in parallel with various training sessions across EU Member States. The research conducted focused primarily on judicial remedies, both jurisdictional barriers and applicable law barriers; non-judicial remedies, both to company based grievance. The results of this research endeavour make up the content of this report whose aim is to provide a scholarly foundation for policy proposals by identifying specific challenges relevant to access to justice in the European Union and to provide recommendations on how to remove legal and practical barriers so as to provide access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses in non-EU states.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::L Lawen_US
dc.subject.othermultinationals
dc.subject.othereuropean union
dc.subject.otherhuman rights
dc.subject.otherConflict of laws
dc.subject.otherEquinor
dc.subject.otherMember state of the European Union
dc.subject.otherPermanent Court of Arbitration
dc.subject.otherRome II Regulation
dc.subject.otherSiemens
dc.subject.otherTort
dc.titleHuman Rights in Business
dc.title.alternativeRemoval of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union
dc.typebook
dc.description.versionPublished
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isFundedBy3983007a-5726-4f1e-b9df-3fbc771f2916
oapen.relation.isbn9781315269467
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Conflict of laws - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_of_laws; Equinor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinor; European Union - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union; Human rights - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights; Member state of the European Union - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_state_of_the_European_Union; Permanent Court of Arbitration - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_Court_of_Arbitration; Rome II Regulation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_II_Regulation; Siemens - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens; Tort - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tort
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9781138284180
oapen.identifier.ocn1000432185


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