In this brief, ICJ Commissioner Justice Ian Binnie (photo) describes the progress that has been made – and remains to be made – in developing an acceptable legal liability framework for corporate human rights violations.
In particular, Justice Binnie cites the ICJ’s Expert Panel Report on Corporate Complicity and the SRSG John Ruggie’s framework of “Protect, Respect, and Remedy,” as important advances in defining this framework.
He urges the greater development and use of both criminal and civil theories of liability for holding corporations accountable for violations.
He also calls for victims who have exhausted all local remedies to have access to an international body such as the International Criminal Court.
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