The Bar Has Been Set Much Higher For Human Rights Litigation

The New York Times, Friday, March 6, 2015

Business Day

Companies Turn Tables on Human Rights Lawyers, by Barry Meier

“Terrence Hollingsworth is one of a band of lawyers who have targeted multinational corporations for mistreating workers abroad. Now they find themselves on the defensive…

The problems engulfing Mr. Hollingsworth underscore the mounting difficulties facing a small group of plaintiff’s lawyers who have carved out a niche suing multinational corporations on charges that they violated human rights overseas.

‘The bar has been set higher, for human rights litigation’ said Susan H. Farbstein, a law professor at Harvard.”

The bar being set higher for this litigation makes it more difficult to sue multinational corporations.



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