CORE and more than 20 organisations are launching a call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to their global operations and supply chains.
Claire Bright, Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) write about the obstacles to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses, and how they might be overcome.
50 people from NGOs, academia and law firms gathered at The Foundry in London on Wednesday 13th February for CORE’s annual partners’ meeting. Below is a brief summary of the very wide-ranging expert presentations given on the day.
Louise Eldridge, CORE Policy and Communications Officer
This article was originally published by Africa is a Country.
In January 2019, a group of Zambian farmers brought their fight for justice to the UK Supreme Court, in a case with far-reaching implications for multinational companies.
Zambia’s economic development since the 1920s[…]
The UK Supreme Court considers whether parent company Vedanta may be held legally responsible for the harm caused by its Zambian subsidiaryThursday, January 31st, 2019
Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists, and Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE.
This blog was originally published by OpinioJuris.
The United Kingdom Supreme Court is presently considering an interlocutory appeal by the company Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary KCM challenging a Court of[…]
Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE
CORE and the ICJ have been granted permission to intervene in an appeal before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (Vedanta Resources PLC and another v. Lungowe and others).
The two organizations’ submissions provide evidence on comparative law and international standards regarding the responsibilities of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Campaigners Call on UK Supreme Court to Allow Nigerian Communities’ Appeal in Landmark Case Against Oil Giant ShellWednesday, May 2nd, 2018
CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UK Supreme Court to allow 40,000 people from two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta.
The Ogale and Bille[…]
Last week, CORE and 45 civil society organisations from around the world wrote to urge the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that have devastated the environment in the Niger Delta.
In February the Court of Appeal ruled[…]
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 with[…]
Holding Multinational Corporations to Account: Barriers and Opportunities in the Current State of PlaySunday, December 10th, 2017
By William Meade
Multinational corporations headquartered in the UK operate via subsidiaries all over the world. When UK companies are linked to human rights abuses in the jurisdictions in which they operate it is essential that victims can still access judicial remedy, and that the UK-headquartered parent company is held to account.[…]