Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

Access to justice

We work to ensure that people and communities who suffer from corporate abuses of human rights and the environment can access justice – whether through courts or complaint mechanisms. Access to ‘remedy’ is a vital component of corporate justice, whether that remedy is an apology, guarantees that abuses will not happen again, financial compensation or criminal liability for harms done.

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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.

How Shell’s polluting business model in Nigeria may have to change

Oil spills have contaminated the Niger Delta for over 60 years. As courageous campaigners take the fossil fuel giant to court, will this mark an end to its polluting business model?

Mixed messages from Supreme Court on parent company liability

This week the UK Supreme Court gave its decisions on Nigerian and Kenyan communities’ requests to appeal in their claims against Shell and Unilever.

Featured resources

Submission to Justice Committee inquiry into the future of legal aid

This submission focuses on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LAPSO) Act on access to remedy in the context of international abuses of human rights by UK multinational corporations.

The Bottom Line: UK Corporate Abuse Overseas

Ten case studies of serious abuses linked to UK corporations’ international operations. Issues range from the appropriation of indigenous lands, the callous destruction of natural habitats, and corporate complicity in the violation of a litany of civil and political rights.