Landelijke India Werkgroep

Access to Justice

Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations - India

ICJ - International Commission of Jurists
Jul 2011
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Access to justice and availability of effective legal remedies are crucial to the general protection of human rights and also in addressing violations by businesses. They are also essential to the work of judges and lawyers who promote the rule of law and human rights. Nevertheless, access to justice is hindered by a number of obstacles unique to corporate human rights abuses.

The study of state practice in India reveals the obstacles but also the potential of the existing legal framework to ensure these rights. Scrutiny of state practices in this area will, moreover, help the international community discover new ways of addressing the challenge of corporate human rights abuse.

India Committee of the Netherlands / Landelijke India Werkgroep - Sep 29, 2011