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Campaigners Call on UK Supreme Court to Allow Nigerian Communities' Appeal in Landmark Case Against Oil Giant Shell

CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UK Supreme Court to allow 40,000 people from two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta. The Ogale and Bille...

Court of Appeal Decision Threatens to Close Route to Justice

Last week, CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world wrote to urge the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta. In February the Court of...

The Government Responds to JCHR Report on Business and Human Rights

On Friday 12th January the Joint Committee on Human Rights published the Government’s response to the Committee’s 2016 report, ‘Human Rights and Business 2017: Promoting responsibility and ensuring accountability’. While the inquiry and subsequent report were very thorough, the Government response over-emphasises the impact of current initiatives and fails to engage meaningfully with the committee’s...

Exploring Elements of Effective Remedy: Focus on Women’s Rights

As part of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2017 (which took place in 28 November in Geneva, Switzerland), CORE was involved in a parallel session on effective remedy and women’s rights. The session consisted of three panel discussions. CORE, along with Womankind Worldwide, UK Gender and Development Network, AWID, Landesa and other women’s...

Holding Multinational Corporations to Account: Barriers and Opportunities in the Current State of Play

On the 28th of November, Leigh Day, a law firm specialising in international litigation of this kind, hosted a panel discussion on barriers to holding companies accountable in the UK courts and developments that might provide opportunity for change.

Launch of OECD Watch 'Remedy is the Reason' Campaign

As a member of OECD Watch, CORE and other member organisations have launched a campaign calling for the improved effectiveness of OECD National Contact Points (NCPs) so that NCPs can provide access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses. NCPs were established as a means to ensure business compliance with the OECD...