Katerina Yiannibas

Profesora de Derecho Internacional Público y Privado de la Universidad de Deusto. Gestora del proyecto de investigación “Business & Human Rights Challenges for Cross Border Litigation in the European Union”, liderado por Globernance y concedido por el programa específico de Justicia Civil de la Comisión Europea. La resolución internacional de conflictos es su principal área de investigación; en particular, las modalidades alternativas de la resolución de conflictos, el arbitraje, la mediación, la conciliación y la negociación. Es miembro del Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Nueva York y mediadora acreditada. Se licenció en Duke University, summa cum laude y Phi Beta Kappa, y se doctoró en derecho (J.D.) en Columbia Law School con el honor de Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union  (Juan José Álvarez Rubio & Katerina Yiannibas co-eds. Routledge 2017).

Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union (Juan José Álvarez Rubio & Katerina Yiannibas co-eds. Routledge 2017).

The capacity to abuse human, labor and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy. At the same time, it appears that it is difficult to regulate the activities of multinational companies in such a way that they conform to international human, labor and environmental rights standards. This has partially to do with the organization of companies into groups of separate legal persons, incorporated in different States, as well as with the complexity of the corporate supply chain. Absent a business and human rights treaty, a more coherent legal and policy approach is required. This work, edited by Juan José Álvarez Rubio and Katerina Yiannibas, provides a scholarly foundation for policy proposals by identifying specific challenges relevant to access to justice in the European Union and to provide recommendations on how to remove legal and practical barriers so as to provide access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses in non-EU States. The research conducted focused primarily on judicial remedies, both jurisdictional barriers and applicable law barriers; non-judicial remedies, both international arbitration and company-based grievance mechanisms; and corporate responsibility to respect human rights vis-à-vis a legal duty of care. To read the book online, click here.

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