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15 February 2015

Response by Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler): Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

[The unofficial Myanmar language translation of this response is available here]...

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23 January 2015

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches its third annual briefing on corporate legal accountability

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29 December 2014

Brazil: Natl. truth commission alleges complicity of Volkswagen in human rights abuses during dictatorship; includes company comments

Author: Clarissa Neher & Jan D. Walter, Deutsche Welle (Germany)

"Brazil's National Truth Commission alleges torture at Volkswagen do Brasil", 13 Dec 2014...

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12 December 2014
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Author: Clarissa Neher & Jan D. Walter, Deutsche Welle

Mindestens einmal sei ein mutmaßlicher Gegner der brasilianischen Militärdiktatur (1964 bis 1985) im Volkswagenwerk von São Bernardo do Campo gefoltert worden. In ihrem nun erschienenen Abschlussbericht zitiert die nationale Wahrheitskommission zur...

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5 December 2014

Access to justice for victims of human rights abuses needs to be strengthened

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Manager, Corporate Legal Accountability Project, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

‘Closing the courtroom door: where can victims of human rights abuse by business find justice?’, 1 Dec 2014...

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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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19 September 2014

Argentina: Center for Legal and Social Studies files lawsuit against Molinos Río de la Plata for complicity in crimes during military dictatorship

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18 September 2014
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Author: Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (Argentina)

Las fuerzas de seguridad y fuerzas armadas no fueron las únicas responsables del derramamiento de sangre…El proceso de justicia en la Argentina investiga también la responsabilidad de los empresarios en los crímenes de la dictadura…El 15 de septiembre...

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13 August 2014

Brazil: Govt. commission finds documents suggesting companies aided Brazil military regime; includes company statements

Author: Brian Winter, Reuters

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19 April 2014

Kiobel Anniversary Surprise: Judge Scheindlin Rules Corporations May Be Held Liable Under ATS, Despite Second Circuit Precedents [USA]

Author: John Bellinger, Lawfare (USA)

…Judge Scheindlin held, in the long-running Apartheid litigation, that corporations may be sued under the Alien Tort Statute. Her decision directly conflicts…with the Second Circuit’s…decision in Kiobel (holding that corporations are not subject to...

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