International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Advocating to Reduce Barriers to Judicial Remedy


As corporations have gained increasing power and rights in the global marketplace, they have also been immunized from responsibilities and accountability. Nowhere is this more damaging than in the judicial system where mechanisms that afford legal remedy to victims of corporate human rights abuses have been under attack.

The courts have always been key to delivering justice for those who have suffered harms. States must ensure that their domestic legal systems are effective, recognizing that judicial mechanisms are key to guaranteeing that those negatively affected by corporations have access to remedy.

ICAR works to ensure that corporate abuse does not go unpunished and that victims of this abuse receive justice and remedy in the courts. We do this by advocating to reduce barriers to remedy and by challenging governments to create and amend legislation that reflects the current, complex, global economy.