Extractives

Richard Meeran on Civil Litigation for Grave Abuses

10 December 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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The obstacles litigants face in taking companies to trial are formidable. Evidence-gathering is hard, and victims lack resources. The process of discovery – through which victims’ lawyers get in the information necessary to proceed in the case – remains cumbersome. In this podcast, Richard Meeran, who has represented clients who have grievances against corporate conduct, talks to IHRB’s Salil Tripathi about the challenges and offers ways in which the process can be simplified.

Richard Meeran has been a Partner at London-based public interest law firm, Leigh Day, since 1991. He is the Head of the firm’s International Department.  Over the past 25 years he has pioneered human rights litigation against multinationals, which has led, through a series of cases, to the transformation of UK law on parent company duty of care and forum non conveniens and greater access to justice for victims.


This podcast is part of a mini-series dedicated to the theme of “Realising Access to Effective Remedy”, as part of IHRB's annual Top 10 Business & Human Rights issues for 2018.

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