This session will examine different pathways to improve access to judicial remedy, the third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
The session will introduce the findings of a dialogue that took place among legal experts in Europe. It will explain which legal, procedural, and institutional barriers still prevent victims of corporate abuses from gaining access to effective remedy in respect of both transnational and domestic cases that involve human rights abuses. It will consider issues of access to evidence, applicable law, financial barriers, collective redress, and division of competencies between the EU and Member States.
The session will focus on examples of good practice that may help governments to tackle these barriers as part of their duty to protect human rights under the UNGPs.
This part of the conference is part of the Human Rights in Business training session.
– Lene Wendland (Senior Advisor and Manager, Business & Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights);
– Gabriela Quijano (Business and Human Rights Legal Adviser, Amnesty International International Secretariat);
– Christopher Schuller (Policy Adviser, German Institute for Human Rights);
– Ingrid Gubbay (Lawyer, Hausfeld);
– Channa Samkalden (Lawyer, Prakken d’Oliveira).
Moderated by: Sandra Cossart (Sherpa)
Session organized by: Frank Bold and Human Rights in Business Project