Parent company liability – Court of Appeal upholds decision rejecting jurisdiction over claims brought against Unilever by victims of post-election violence in Kenya

On 4 July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in AAA & Ors. v Unilever PLC and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1532, dismissing an appeal by victims of the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya. It is the latest in a series of recent judgments on jurisdiction over parent company liability for overseas human rights impacts (see our previous posts on Vedanta and Shell) and has important ramifications for UK domiciled multinationals, particularly those with operations in unstable or conflict affected states.

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