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26 November 2014

From plunder to prosperity: How legal accountability can help manage natural resource wealth in Africa

Author: Aliou Diouf, Francophone Africa Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

At its fifth annual Mary Robinson Speaker Series Event on 31 October in New York, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre gathered a panel to address the issue of “Managing Congo’s natural resource wealth – from plunder to shared prosperity?”.....

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25 November 2014

Nevsun lawsuit (re Bisha mine, Eritrea)

In November 2014, three Eritreans filed a lawsuit against Nevsun Resources in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  They allege the company was complicit in the use of forced labour by Nevsun’s local sub-contractor, Segen Construction (owned by...

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25 November 2014
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Author: Servindi (Perú)

“Denuncian a minera Hudbay por incumplimiento de acuerdos con comunidad de Uchuccarcco” – 25 de noviembre de 2014...

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25 November 2014

Standard behind US Court dismissal of Alien Tort case against Occidental & AirScan “sufficiently vague for corporations to hide behind”, says journalist

Author: Siddhartha Mahanta, Foreign Policy (USA)

"Suing companies for atrocities has never been harder. Thanks, Supreme Court!", 18 Nov 2014 [Subscription required]...

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21 November 2014

Intl. Organisation of Employers conference discusses status & trends on business & human rights

Author: International Organisation of Employers & Employer's Federation of Western Switzerland

"IOE and Employer's Federation of Western Switzerland (FER) host high-level conference on Business & Human Rights in Geneva", 20 Nov 2014...

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21 November 2014

[video] Veterans file class action lawsuit in USA against KBR over lung disease allegedly caused through service in Afghanistan & Iraq

Author: PBS Newshour

"Veterans claim contractor in charge of burn pits is responsible for lung illnesses", 17 Nov 2014...

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20 November 2014
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Author: Centre canadien pour la justice internationale (CCJI)

Trois hommes d'origine érythréenne ont intenté aujourd'hui devant un tribunal à Vancouver une poursuite au civil contre Nevsun Resources...dénonçant la main d'œuvre servile à laquelle la compagnie minière avait recours pour la construction de la mine...

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20 November 2014
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Author: Le Soir (Belgique)

« Procès Eternit: annulation de la condamnation de l'industriel suisse, Schmidheiny », 19 novembre 2014...

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20 November 2014

Italy: Supreme Court acquits former Eternit owner in lawsuit over deaths re asbestos exposure

"Eternit billionaire's asbestos jail term overturned", 20 Nov...

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20 November 2014

US Supreme Court decision in Daimler endorses large companies' impunity & leaves victims without remedy, says Prof. Zamora Cabot

Author: Professor F. J. Zamora Cabot, Univ. Jaume I de Castellón (Spain)

"Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Daimler AG V. Bauman et al case: closing the golden door", Nov 2014...

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