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Amnesty International Submission on Brussels I Regulation Legislative Proposal - October 2011

, Index number: IOR 61/012/2011

In April 2009, the European Commission (EC) published a Report and Green Paper reviewing the Council Regulation on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Brussels I). On 14 December 2010, the EC published a Legislative Proposal for reforming Brussels I (the Proposal). Amnesty International has reviewed the Proposal and finds that the implications of aspects of the Proposal are concerning. At least two new provisions could lead to a reduction of avenues of redress for victims of human rights abuses by corporations.

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