The Legal Liability of Dutch Parent Companies for Subsidiaries’ Involvement in Violations of Fundamental, Internationally Recognised Rights

74 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2010 Last revised: 19 Jul 2010

Alex Geert Castermans

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Jeroen van der Weide

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Date Written: December 15, 2009

Abstract

This report describes the questions a Dutch civil court will ask in assessing the liability of a Dutch legal person for involvement in the violation of fundamental, internationally recognised rights. It focuses more specifically on the liability of a Dutch legal person for subsidiaries operating abroad.

Keywords: Liability, Corporation, Parent-Company, Human Rights Abuse, Private International Law

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Castermans, Alex Geert and van der Weide, Jeroen, The Legal Liability of Dutch Parent Companies for Subsidiaries’ Involvement in Violations of Fundamental, Internationally Recognised Rights (December 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1626225 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1626225

Alex Geert Castermans (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

Jeroen Van der Weide

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

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