Righting Remedy

Access to effective remedy for violations of human rights is a core requirement of human rights protection. Legal and practical barriers prevent victims from accessing effective remedies, both in the judicial and non-judicial context. Increasing attention has been focused on the identification of the most significant barriers to remedy, as well as to what States can do to eliminate these barriers. Yet, to date, there has been little collaboration among organizations that focus their efforts on judicial mechanisms and organization that focus their efforts on non-judicial mechanisms.

ICAR, in partnership with the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), launched the “Righting Remedy” Project, to build knowledge and strengthen capacity among communities seeking to identify and eliminate barriers in the judicial and non-judicial spheres. The Project aims to bring the two communities together to discuss shared obstacles, exchange lessons learned, determine what remedies are possible and appropriate using the various existing mechanisms, explore how research in the two areas can be combined, and to co-strategize around breaking down current barriers.

For more information on ICAR’s work related to the Righting Remedy Project, contact ICAR’s Legal and Policy Coordinator, Sarah McGrath, at sarahm@icar.ngo.

Analysis and Updates From This Program

Righting Remedy Project Update: April 2016

08 April 2016

  ICAR and SOMO launched the Righting Remedy Project in June 2015, to build knowledge and strengthen collaboration among practitioners with the goal of improving access to remedy for those affected by corporate-related human rights abuse. In 2015, the RightingRead More…

First Workshop on Righting Remedy

25 September 2015

On 9 September 2015 the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) convened a one day workshop in Washington DC. The workshop brought together practitioners and experts using judicial and non-judicial mechanisms toRead More…