Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

Access to justice

How to unlock the potential of the OECD guidelines

A “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the OECD Guidelines the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly.

Letter to Honduran Ambassador in the UK regarding Berta Cáceres

In a letter to the Honduran Ambassador in the UK, NGOs and individuals committed to social justice and human rights have condemned in the strongest possible terms the murder of Berta Cáceres, the inspiring and internationally-renowned social activist who spent her life fighting for and defending indigenous peoples’ rights to their lands. In particular, Berta focussed on defending...

Obstacle Course

How the UK’s National Contact Point handles human rights complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

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.

UNWG Consultation on National Action Plans – Submission on Remedy

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), CORE, and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) emphasise that, in the development of National Action Plans (NAPs), States must first conduct National Baseline Assessments (NBAs) and then commit in their NAP to close identified gaps through legislative or other regulatory means.

Access to Justice remains elusive in the EU

by Frank Bold The European Day of Justice was celebrated on 25 October. The day is dedicated to bringing justice closer to all European citizens, by informing citizens about the access to justice they are entitled to in other European countries, which should be similar to the access they have in their own country. In...

Second submission to the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business of the Council of Europe

Comments and suggestions from Amnesty International, ECCJ, FIDH, CORE and Sherpa on the Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on human rights and business of 22 August 2014.