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School of Law

Ms Virginie Rouas

LLM in Environmental Law (University of Strasbourg), MSc in Political Science (Lille II University), Bachelor’s Degree in Law (University of Valenciennes)


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Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)

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Ms Virginie Rouas
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Thesis title:
The Development of Foreign Direct Liability Litigation for Corporate Responsibility in Europe
Year of Study:
3rd year
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PhD Research

My thesis is directly concerned with the issue of business accountability for human rights abuses and environmental damage. Specifically, my research focuses on the development of European transnational litigation against multinational enterprises for their activities in developing countries.

PhD Publications

P. Muchlinski & V. Rouas, "Foreign Direct Liability Litigation: Towards the Transnationalisation of Corporate Legal Responsibility," Business and Human Rights Litigation, American Bar Association, Forthcoming.

PhD Conferences

Regulating Multinational Enterprises through Transnational Litigation: opportunities and Limits in Europe, Law Conference Regulating Behaviour: Law, Theory and Practice, Birmingham Law School, 26 September 2012.


Member of the Law, Environment and Development Centre


Access to justice & litigation; corporate accountability; conflicts linked to natural resources; environmental and collective rights; criminal law; international law processes; forest conservation; African studies.