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23 October 2014

International Bar Association publishes business & human rights guidance for bar associations & lawyers

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22 October 2014

Sep 2007 Baghdad shootings - US jury finds Blackwater guards guilty

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22 October 2014

Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civilians

Author: Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post

Seven years after American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis by firing machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle, a jury…convicted all four Blackwater Worldwide guards charged in the incident…The guilty verdicts marked a...

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17 October 2014

Colombian Farmers Take BP To UK Court Over Oil Pipeline

Author: Brianna Lee, International Business Times

A group of Colombian farmers this week began legal proceedings against…BP over allegations that an oil pipeline caused serious damage to their land and crops. The case is one of the largest international environmental lawsuits of its kind and marks...

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16 October 2014

Article argues court decision in US Deepwater Horizon case “underscores obvious racism behind” Chevron’s resistance to liability in Ecuador; includes company response

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16 October 2014

Nigeria: Ruling on lawsuit against Pfizer over damages caused by alleged illegal drug testing scheduled for October

Author: Joe Nwankwo, Daily Independent (Nigeria)

"Nigeria: Court Fixes October 27 for Ruling On Pfizer's Trovan Case", 14 Oct 2014...

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15 October 2014

As Arab Bank prepares to appeal decision under US anti-terrorism law, legal experts examine lawsuit's implications for financial institutions

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13 October 2014

Accounts and Accountability: Arab Bank Found Liable for Transactions Under the Anti-Terrorism Act

Author: Fatema Merchant, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in JD Supra

On September 22, 2014, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan’s largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing financial services to individuals and entities linked to Hamas…This is the first jury verdict to impute...

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13 October 2014

Chevron Wins Ecuador Lawsuit But Money May Go To Amazon Communities

Author: Mayu Chang, CorpWatch Blog

The Dutch Supreme Court recently upheld an arbitration tribunal judgment requiring the Ecuadorean government to pay Chevron $106 million for breach of contract. Ironically, activists say Ecuador is now free to hand this money to [Amazonian] indigenous...

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13 October 2014

Colombian farmers sue BP in the UK over pipeline's alleged impact on environment & livelihoods

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