07/05/2012 | Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance
The liability of multinational companies for causing damage to persons or the environment in another country
The American Supreme Court will soon have to pass judgement on the case against oil firm Shell’s alleged involvement in human rights violations against Nigerian environmental activists in the nineties.
One of the issues that will be raised in this case is whether similar cases can also be brought before courts in other countries such as the United Kingdom or the Netherlands (Shell’s home base). Liesbeth Enneking’s study into the role of civil liability law in view of the furthering of socially responsible entrepreneurship in an international context provides a positive answer to this question.
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