Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse


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.

Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform

This article was commissioned by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and originally published on their website The UK is home to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world operating through integrated networks of subsidiary companies and complex supply chains. Through their global activities, UK companies are often involved in human rights...

Unilever: time for real leadership on human rights

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. Marilyn Croser, CORE Director Unilever must provide remedy to the Kenyan workers and their families who suffered serious human rights abuses on the firm’s tea estate. In seeking to hide behind its corporate structure to avoid accountability, the company risks undermining the very principles that it claims to support. Last week...

NGOs Call on Unilever CEO to Match Rhetoric with Action

CORE, and NGOs REDRESS, Kituo Cha Sheria and the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability, have written to Unilever CEO Paul Polman to express their concern with how Unilever is handling a case brought by tea workers in Kenya who suffered horrific abuses under their watch. Unilever UK argue that they have very little to do...