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Companies in the Strasbourg Courtroom

Dean Spielmann

Keywords: European Court of Human Rights; European Convention on Human Rights; Companies as Victims of Human Rights Violations; Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations

The following article was first presented as an address at the 5th Annual Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law on 9 April 2016. It concerns themes developed in an earlier study and in a speech delivered in Strasbourg on 28 March 2014 during a seminar concerning new mechanisms of accountability for corporate human rights violations. The article discusses the issues arising under the European Convention on Human Rights in respect of companies in their capacity as holders of rights under the Convention and potential violators of rights guaranteed under the Convention.

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