‘Business and Human Rights Symposium: Evolution of the Duty of Care Doctrine in Cases of Business-Related Human Rights Abuses’

“The last two decades marked a dramatic expansion of civil liability cases against parent companies. In this period, transnational litigation offered a way to get around the legislative inaction or slowness. Indeed, civil liability principles already exist in all home states. They apply to both natural and artificial persons and are not inherently encumbered by territorial limitations. Surely plaintiffs have faced jurisdictional hurdles and inequality of arms in their David-Goliath search for justice in courts abroad …” (more)

[Radu Mares, Opinio Juris, 22 June]

First posted 2021-06-22 14:00:34

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