ICJ addresses Human Rights Council on corporate complicity and access to justice

The ICJ today submitted to the United Nations a written statement concerning corporate complicity in human rights abuses and access to justice for victims of such abuses.

The statement is made ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s 23rd session (27 May to 14 June 2013) and comments on a report of the Council’s Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Setting out issues concerning obstacles to justice for victims of human rights abuses by business enterprises, the ICJ calls on the Working Group to take various steps to address such issues, including by:

  • Exploring the further development of international standards;
  • Raising specific allegations of corporate abuse with relevant State authorities and business enterprises; and
  • Addressing more clearly the issue of access to justice in cases of corporate complicity.

HRC23-Item3-WGBHR-WrittenStatement-LegalSubmission-2013 (download statement in PDF)

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