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Brochure on the responsibility of business enterprises for human rights violations: Access to justice and the courts

The German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has published a brochure to inform on when and how persons affected by business related human rights violations can turn to German courts to hold companies accountable.
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The brochure provides an orientation to the legal remedies for injured or affected parties under German civil law; and aims to provide answers for the following questions, illustrated by practical case studies:

  • When does a German court have jurisdiction?
  • What conditions determine whether a claim for damages exists?
  • What has to be considered when bringing legal action in Germany?
  • What assistance is available prior to and during court proceedings?
  • How does the enforcement of a court decision work?
  • Are there alternatives to court proceedings?

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