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UK businesses, investors call for new human rights and environmental due diligence law

36 leading businesses and investors have called on the UK Government to introduce a new legal requirement for companies and investors to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence. A group including Microsoft, Tesco, Primark and Nestlé said: “Legislation can contribute to a competitive level playing field, increase legal certainty about the standards expected...

Nigerian communities’ oil pollution claims against Shell to go to trial

Some 50,000 claimants from the Ogale and Bille communities of the Niger Delta will have their day in the UK courts against Shell, after the Oil Major opted to proceed to trial in a case focused on catastrophic environmental destruction in southern Nigeria. The trial will doubtless grab media attention after the recent landmark win against...

40,000 people from the Niger Delta take on Shell at the UK Supreme Court

This week the UK Supreme Court heard a landmark case against Shell brought by 40,000 people from the Ogale and Bille communities of the Niger Delta, in Nigeria.

UK Supreme Court should recognise Shell’s responsibilities for devastating impacts of Niger Delta oil spills

Corporate Justice Coalition and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have jointly submitted evidence in a landmark case before the UK Supreme Court brought by some 40,000 people from the Niger Delta against oil major Royal Dutch Shell.

Rights Groups Request UK Supreme Court to Hear Case On Corporate Abuses

RAID and the Corporate Justice Coalition have officially requested the UK Supreme Court to hear a case involving corporate human rights abuses by a British-based company, African Minerals Ltd, at its iron-ore mine in Sierra Leone.

Mark Dearn appointed as CORE’s new Director

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Dearn as the new Director of CORE. Mark will be joining CORE on 4 May.

CORE and ICJ to intervene in UK Supreme Court case

CORE and the ICJ have been granted permission to intervene in an appeal before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others).

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: rhetoric or responsibility?

CORE Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, attended the 2018 UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva. Here are some impressions from a Forum ‘newbie’.