Judicial Remedies

Launch of "BHRinLaw" Website to Track State Initiatives on Corporate Accountability and Access to Remedy

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Corporations Immune to Human Rights Suits

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) begins its fall session. On the docket is Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, which is scheduled to be heard on October 11. The case will determine whether the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) can provide an avenue to deliver justice to victims of corporate harms. The ATS permits non-Americans to sue for international human rights abuses and is key to holding corporations accountable.

Bringing Responsibility Home – Embedding the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights into Canadian Law

As policy experts from around the world gather in Ottawa tomorrow to discuss the role of home states in ensuring business respect for human rights, a central question will be how Canada can emerge as a leader in this rapidly evolving field.

It is a critically important time to have this conversation. As the push for corporate accountability faces setbacks in the United States, Canada may hold the key for legislative progress in North America on business and human rights.