Private international law issues in the Second Draft of the legally binding instrument on business and human rights

Claire Bright, Maria Chiara Marullo, Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot

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Abstract

Claimants filing civil claims on the basis of alleged business-related human rights harms are often unable to access justice and remedy in a prompt, adequate and effective way, in accordance with the rule of law. In their current form, private international law rules on jurisdiction and applicable law often constitute significant barriers which prevent access to effective remedy in concrete cases. Against this backdrop, the Second Revised Draft of the legally binding instrument to regulate, in internationaal human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises has adopted a number of provisions on private international law issues which seek to take into account the specificities of such claims and the need to redress the frequent imbalances of power between the parties. This article analyses the provisions on jurisdiction and applicable law and evaluate their potential to ensure effective access to remedy for the claimants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35
Number of pages52
JournalNederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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