The Nevsun case and the piercing of the corporate veil: A Canadian Revolution?

Download the article in PDF format There has been a difficulty in bringing to justice corporations which have their subsidiary’s commit breaches of the law. For many years, there was no practical possibility to make multinational corporations accountable for the illicit conducts perpetrated abroad by their subsidiaries. This stems from the existence of the so-called … Continue reading The Nevsun case and the piercing of the corporate veil: A Canadian Revolution?

CSR, Business Ethics, and Human Rights in the area of taxation – VIRTEU Roundtable Session (Video)

On the 12th of February 2021, it was held the second session of the VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion Series, which focused on "CSR, Business Ethics, and Human Rights in the area of taxation". VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union – Grant Agreement no: 878619) is a high profile legal research … Continue reading CSR, Business Ethics, and Human Rights in the area of taxation – VIRTEU Roundtable Session (Video)

Prof. Jérémie Gilbert – Silencing human rights and environmental defenders: (SLAPP) Corporate Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (video)

On the 14th of December 2020, Prof. Jérémie Gilbert (Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Roehampton) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been … Continue reading Prof. Jérémie Gilbert – Silencing human rights and environmental defenders: (SLAPP) Corporate Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (video)

Bruce Herbert – Shareholder Activism and Corporate Ethics: Impacting Public Corporations (video)

On the 2nd of December 2020, Bruce Herbert (Founder and Chief Executive of Newground Social Investment) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in partnership with … Continue reading Bruce Herbert – Shareholder Activism and Corporate Ethics: Impacting Public Corporations (video)

Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

On the 23rd of November 2020, Josh Bornstein (Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) gave his presentation during the seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in … Continue reading Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

In recent times, it has emerged that corporations are increasingly using ordinary legal instruments to hush human rights and environmental defenders. Such a phenomenon, which is known as "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)," is based on the extreme asymmetry in the balance of forces between corporations and activists. The misuse of legal actions to … Continue reading The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?

This article has been inspired by the discussion that took place during the international conference "Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice" that was held in London on the 10th of May 2019. The awarding of whistleblowers is a subject that has always presented two polarising views. On one hand, the view is that whistleblowers should be compensated … Continue reading The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?

Report on the International Conference “Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice”​, London, 10 May 2019

I dreamed of organizing an international conference on the protection of whistleblowers since 2015. Such a desire was also driven by the idea of paying a special tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and the other 1342 journalists killed from 1992 to 2019 for motives directly related to their investigations, as well as to all whistleblowers … Continue reading Report on the International Conference “Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice”​, London, 10 May 2019