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Okpabi v Shell and Lungowe v Vedanta Dispel Three Myths

The jurisprudence on the tort law duty of care has established three myths that Okpabi v Shell and Lungowe v Vedanta dispelled.

Shell in court, again: a short comparison of the Okpabi and Milieudefensie judgments

With the recent decisions of the UK Supreme Court and the Hague Court of Appeal in Okpabi v. Shell and Milieudefensie v. Shell respectively, common law duties of care on parent co.mpanies have gone from a distant hypothetical to a very real possibility

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.

Parliamentary Briefing: A Corporate Duty to Prevent Negative Human Rights and Environmental Impacts

This briefing for MPs and Peers outlines the urgent need for a new law to hold companies to account when they fail to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harms.

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.

Evidence for mandatory HRDD legislation

In the past years, several European countries, as well as the EU, have adopted or started to consider legislation that embeds elements of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) into law.

We mean business: protecting women’s rights in global supply chains

Our partner ActionAid reports that corporate accountability can be harnessed to protect women’s rights and further gender equality - however, many governments and corporations still have to implement, strengthen and operationalise this in practice.