Liability Beyond Borders
ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND COMPENSATION FOR COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
When: Friday 17 June 2022, 17:00-19:00 CEST
Languages: ES / ES / FR (interpretation provided)
The deadly dam burst of an iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Brazil, the catastrophic fire at the Ali Entreprise textile factory in Pakistan and many other cases of human rights violations in global supply chains have testified legal gaps in protection and practical hurdles in access to justice prevent survivors and other affected persons from successfully claiming damages. This is especially true in transnational case constellations. Legislative processes at national and EU level as well as the negotiation process for a UN treaty on business and human rights should change this. The panellists will analyse the obstacles that victims of human rights violations and environmental damage face in concrete case studies when suing for their rights. They will discuss the potential and limitations of national legislative initiatives in Germany and Brazil, as well as the requirements for a future EU supply chain law and a UN agreement, so that human rights violations are prevented and those affected have access to justice.
- Ayushi Kalyan, FIAN International
- Prof. Manoela Carneiro Roland, Homa (Human Rights and Business Centre), Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Juiz de For a
- Armin Paasch, Misereor
- Ben Vanpeperstraete, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
- Giuseppe Cioffo, CIDSE
Moderation: Prof. Markus Krajewski, Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
This debate takes place within the scope of the global conference of the ETOs Consortium and is supported by:
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