The project aims at informing companies and those affected by their operations about the effectiveness of these tools. It will help to raise awareness among victims with regard to access to justice as well as the costs and conditions of these mechanisms. Companies have the opportunity to know more about alternative dispute resolution and to exchange best practices in peer group events. Moreover, guidelines will demonstrate ways how to set up an internal complaint mechanism.
Based on the current state of the business and human rights debate, the project will build on the UN framework "Protect, Respect and Remedy" by John Ruggie. Thus, its findings will provide an innovative and important contribution regarding both the further regulation of corporate conduct and the improvement of extrajudicial means of legal protection for victims.
Karin Lukas (project leader), Barbara Linder, Claudia Sprenger
Barbara Linder, firstname.lastname@example.org