07 Feb 2017

Final Report available. Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union

Published by Routledge, the book Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union presents the final results of our project which received a 2013 Civil Justice Action Grant from the European Commission Directorate General for Justice. The book is edited by Juan José Álvarez Álvarez Rubio and Katerina Yiannibas and includes a long list of renowned contributors from academia, legal practice and civil society. The beginning of the description from the book reads:

The 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.

 

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