New Bill 'would stop cases against multinationals'

Lobby groups including Amnesty International and the Corporate Responsibility Coalition have written to Jonathan Djanogly, a Justice minister, about proposals to reform civil litigation funding and costs.

They believe that the proposals by Lord Justice Jackson to improve access and control costs could result in no more cases in Britain against multinationals for violations abroad.They fear "lawyers will find it prohibitively risky to take such cases in the future".