Lucas Roorda LLM
l.roorda@uu.nl
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Lucas Roorda is a Ph.D. candidate at Utrecht University, Institute of International, Social and Economic Public Law, specializing in extraterritorial jurisdiction over corporate human rights violations. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from Utrecht University (cum laude) in 2009, and his Legal Research Masters (cum laude) at Utrecht University in 2012. His Masters thesis, awarded the Leo Bouchez thesis prize, dealt with the possible implications of the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S.Ct. 1659 (2013).He started his Ph.D. in 2014. 

Lucas is part of the UNIJURIS project, studying the unilateral exercise of jurisdiction by States to promote and protect global values. Within this project, he studies the exercise of adjudicative jurisdiction over human rights violations committed by multinationals, and the impications of the right to remedy for victims of these abuses. The project is being supervised by prof. dr. C.M.J. (Cedric) Ryngaert, and co-supervised by dr. L.F.H. (Liesbeth) Enneking. Lucas is also a member of the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL).

In his spare time, Lucas enjoys playing drums in various bands, cooking and reading.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
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Over the last two decades, the role of multinational corporations in the enjoyment of human rights has gained widespread attention. By lack of adequate regulation in the States where these corporations operate, victims of corporate human rights abuse have turned to tort law of their home States to vindicate their rights. However, often these claims fall outside the scope of the forum State courts’ jurisdiction, because the actual perpetrator of the violation is a subsidiary entity incorporated in the host State or in a third State. This research discusses whether the right to remedy, as contained in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, obliges States to change their rules on extraterritorial jurisdiction for corporate human rights abuses and give victims of human rights violations better access to their courts in tort cases against parent corporations, and what such new rules might be.

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