Geneva

Holding Corporations to Account for their Failure to Exercise Human Rights Due Diligence

3 December 2013, 12:00 am
Brot für die Welt, Misereor, ECCHR, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
The UN Guiding Principles expect business enterprises to exercise human rights due diligence. Even though the guiding principles themselves are not legally binding, neglect of this corporate responsibility often constitutes a breach of national law. Based on a wide experience in home and host state litigation, the speakers will outline how companies involved in human rights abuses can be made liable under national law and where there are still major challenges in this area. A closer look at concrete cases will help to understand the specific challenges in transnational litigation and demonstrate the impact of such litigation for victims and their communities.

Rupture and reckoning: 20 years of Guantánamo

11 September 2021, 3:00 pm

An interdisciplinary event series reflecting on the legacy of the notorious detention camp and US counter-terrorism policy two decades after 9/11

Exactly four months after the 11 September 2001…

Human rights in times of crises: Resistance and concrete utopias

22 September 2021, 6:00 pm

Event series, May – November 2021

Human rights are a concrete utopia worth defending. But how to defend them needs to be constantly reinvented. As we find ourselves in a time of profound, global…

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