It is not just the authorities that must respect fundamental rights. Companies also have this duty. The fact that a Dutch company must also abide by fundamental rights abroad was established in the case brought against Royal Dutch Shell on behalf of Nigerian farmers who were the victim of oil pollution. Prakken d’Oliveira has also litigated in various other cases on behalf of victims of human rights breaches by (Dutch) companies.

As well as obtaining compensation for victims of human rights breaches, we also advise companies on their international obligations so that breaches can be avoided. For more information about this, we kindly refer you to our Business and Human Rights section.

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