Essays about: "Law of tort"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the words Law of tort.

  1. 1. Parent Company Liability for Torts of Subsidiaries : A Comparative Study of Swedish and UK Company Law with Emphasis on Piercing the Corporate Veil and Implications for Victims of Torts and Human Rights Violations

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Juridiska institutionen

    Author : Matilda Lindblad; [2020]
    Keywords : Company Law; Piercing the Corporate Veil; Lifting the Corporate Veil; Business and Human Rights; Tort Creditor; Company Group; Multinational Company Group; Limited Liability; Bhopal; Human Rights; UK Company Law; Swedish Company Law; United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; UNGPs; Parent Company Liability; Subsidiaries Debts; Subsidiaries Torts.; Associationsrätt; Ansvarsgenombrott; Mänskliga rättigheter; Företagande och mänskliga rättigheter; Moderbolags ansvar; Dotterbolags skulder; Dotterbolags skadevållande; Skadestånd; FN:s vägledande principer för företag och mänskliga rättigheter; koncern; multinationell koncern; Bhopal;

    Abstract : The gas leak disaster in Bhopal, India, in 1984 illustrates a situation of catastrophe and mass torts resulting in loss of life and health as well as environmental degradation. The Indian company Union Carbide India Limited, who owned and operated the chemical plant that caused the disaster, did not have sufficient assets to compensate the victims in contrast to its financially well-equipped US parent company Union Carbide Corporation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Climate change law and litigation in Sweden with scenarios from Europe : Possibilities for members of the public to challenge the state's responsibility for climate change through litigation

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Juridiska institutionen

    Author : Ana-Sofia Valderas; [2019]
    Keywords : climate change law; climate change litigation; Sweden; greenhouse gas emissions; Paris Agreement; European Convention on Human Rights; Aarhus Convention; environmental human rights; tort law; climate policy decisions; permit decisions; judicial review;

    Abstract : The Swedish government is legally obliged to conduct climate policy work that will protect nature and humanity from the harmful effects of climate change. Obligations related to the environment arise under Swedish domestic law, European law and international law. READ MORE

  3. 3. Bridging the Accountability Gap - A study of the civil liability of parent companies for business-related human rights abuse in Sweden, France and the United Kingdom

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Henna Kjellberg; [2019]
    Keywords : civil law; company law; international human rights law; tort law; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The lack of accountability for human rights violations arising out of the activities of multinational enterprises has been identified as a key impediment to the fulfillment of universal human rights and the corresponding access to remedy for victims. However, the last couple of years have witnessed an increasing movement to bridge the accountability gap on the national and international level. READ MORE

  4. 4. Grasshoppers Rather Than Ants? - Ideal Victims, Just-World Belief and the Reduction of Victim Compensation in Swedish Law

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Joseph Goss; [2019]
    Keywords : criminal law; tort law; criminal injuries compensation; ideal victim; just-world; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Monetary compensation to victims of crime can take different forms and be paid by different actors. The rules for calculating the compensation sometimes mandate reduction of the amount awarded for various reasons. This reduction can potentially be experienced by victims as a “secondary victimisation”. READ MORE

  5. 5. Restitution of Unjust Enrichments: A Right to Remediation for Human Rights Abuses from Parent Companies

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Amanda Bergqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Business Human Rights; Human Rights; Company Law; Private Law; International Human Rights Law; Law of Restitution; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : As of today, there are no binding obligations under international human rights law for companies. Therefore, the UNGPs and the OECD Guidelines has emerged as soft law instruments which explains social and legal expectations on states and business in regards of human rights. READ MORE