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  • October, 2011
  • By: 
    UNICEF

Effective Remedy and Corporate Violations of Children's Rights

This report explores the various different remedies, both judicial and non-judicial, which are available to children who are victims of violations of their rights as a result of business action or inaction. It considers the extent to which these remedies are effective both in the sense that they are known about and genuinely available and accessible for children, and in the sense that they do provide adequate reparation. It finds that children have very limited options to obtain remedy for corporate violations of their rights and those options which are available often prove illusory in reality. Despite the plethora of possibilities, the existing framework for holding companies accountable for violations of children’s rights does not serve children well. The report concludes with some proposals for improving the chances of children to obtain remedy.

 
 
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