International Law and Human Rights

Whilst international law has historically been difficult to enforce, recent Court judgments have proven that the tide is starting to change.

We are at the forefront of international and human rights law, ensuring that the rights of vulnerable communities and individuals are safeguarded when corporations, governments and other groups fail to uphold or directly breach them.

Multinational companies can no longer avoid accountability by operating across borders in less robust domestic jurisdictions. Public expectation, cross-border commerce, and greater overall judicial weight being given to human rights and the global community have all led to this global shift.

Our lawyers are uniquely placed to help ensure that the inalienable human rights of all persons are upheld, especially when businesses and institutions engage in illegal, reckless and unethical behaviours.

Mariana Dam, Brazil
Mariana Dam Disaster
The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in the Courts of England and Wales: the Mariana...
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Brumadinho Dam
Brumadinho Dam Disaster
After the Mariana dam disaster in 2015, officials vowed ‘never again’. However, in January 2019, just three years later, a mining disaster struck once...
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Barcarena and Abaetetuba Toxic Waste Pollution
Riverside communities in Barcarena have been enduring the negative effects of pollution caused by aluminium mining for many years.
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Maceió Salt Mine Damage
In 2018, cracks, sinkholes and earthquakes linked to rock-salt mining activities caused huge damage to streets, houses, and buildings in several neighbourhoods...
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The Haidar
Haidar Pollution Claim
In early October 2015, a ship carrying approximately 5,000 cattle sank in the port of Vila do Conde, situated in the Para River, Brazil, close to the Atlantic...
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UEFA Champions League Compensation Claim
Liverpool fans caught up in the disturbing scenes of violence and delay outside the Champion’s League final are taking legal action against UEFA.
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Orange Juice
Pogust Goodhead is representing 1,525 orange growers and former orange growers, 22 companies, and a foundation against the Cutrale family for engaging...
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Cécile Rouméas
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Whether you’re a client, journalist, NGO, political operative, or legal professional, we’re always happy to talk. If you require any help or advice, please get in touch with the Pogust Goodhead team. 

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