The ICJ welcomed a feasibility study adopted by the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Human Rights on 28 November, which sets out possible options for standard-setting or other work on corporations and human rights.
The ICJ noted that access to justice for victims of corporate abuse of human rights is the aspect of corporations and human rights which is most urgently in need of attention. The jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the standards developed by the Council of Europe can provide a good basis for further refinement and development of standards, guidance and recommendations for Council of Europe Member States in this field. The ICJ therefore urged the Steering Committee on Human Rights to support the development of Council of Europe standards on access to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuse.
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