The European Coalition for Corporate Justice’s (ECCJ), a civil society network devoted to corporate accountability, advocates for European and national policies and laws, while also building a strong corporate accountability movement.

Their report Suing Goliath looks at 22 major civil cases against EU companies and identifies serious and systemic barriers to justice preventing victims of business-related abuses from accessing judicial remedy. The report concludes that most national legal systems do not provide for parent company and value chain liability for human rights abuses and environmental harms. To rectify this, the future EU directive on Sustainable Corporate Governance must include a parent company and value chain liability regime that allows victims to claim damages as well as injunctive relief before EU courts.