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Holding companies accountable


Lessons from transnational human rights litigation by Global South, Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and MISEREOR.


Encouraged by prominent human rights organizations in the Global South, Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and MISEREOR have joined forces in a project to assist local actors in taking action against transnational companies who are involved in or profit from human rights violations. For this project, ECCHR comprehensively analyzed close to 50 individual cases of human rights violations committed by companies from all over the world. Using this analysis as a starting point we set out suggestions for German law reform that should be adopted so that those affected by human rights violations can sue companies in Germany. The findings, conclusions and suggestions are now published in the attached report “Holding Companies Accountable – Lessons from transnational human rights litigation” http://www.ecchr.de/publications.html.

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