In a collective book published by Oxford University Press, Sandra Cossart and Lucie Chatelain provide an analysis of different cases initiated in France against multinationals for human rights and environmental abuses.
Under Richard Meeran’s coordination, this book provides an in-depth examination of human rights litigations against multinational companies in different countries. The contributors detail the opportunities, obstacles, and policy issues involved in this field.
The chapter dedicated to litigations against multinational companies in France aims to provide an overview of the legal mechanisms under French law, that may be used to hold multinationals liable for human rights and environmental violations committed abroad. It also provides a practical standpoint of this litigation, based on Sherpa’s experience. In particular, it discusses the value of the duty of vigilance among the legal avenues available under French law while highlighting its shortcomings.