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29 July 2014

US federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions regarding extraterritoriality in Alien Tort lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita

Author: John Bellinger, Lawfare (USA)

"Two New ATS Decisions: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Split on Whether Claims Against CACI and Chiquita “Touch and Concern” the Territory of the United States", 27 Jul 2014 ...

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24 July 2014
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Author: Patricia Huon, Libération (France)

« Le bras de fer des métallos sud-africains », 22 juillet 2014...

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23 July 2014

Coca Cola project leverages company’s distribution network to improve delivery of medical supplies to 10 African countries by 2019

Author: Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

"Coca-Cola’s Last Mile: From Fizzy Drinks to Medical Supplies", 17 July 2014...

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27 June 2014

Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck

Author: [comment] Mark Lagon, former US anti-human-trafficking ambassador, in Guardian (UK)

It makes good business sense for companies to actively pursue an ethical supply chain. Philanthropy...is not enough...[Many] executives assume that tracing labour conditions in their supply chains is futile and prohibitively costly. Yet if the...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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23 April 2014

Federal Appeals Court Rules For EEOC In Its Disability Discrimination Case Against Ford Motor [USA]

Author: Annie Waldman, Job Mouse (USA)

[T]he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided…the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had created issues sufficient for trial in its disability discrimination lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company…The EEOC sued Ford...

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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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17 April 2014

Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite...recent court decisions limiting...such cases... U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in...

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5 April 2014

Ford workers suing motor giant for millions over job loss 'ageism' [UK]

Author: Paul Cahalan, Daily Mail (UK)

Motor giant Ford is being sued by former staff in a multi-million pound age discrimination case believed to be one of the biggest private sector claims in British legal history. Lawyers acting for the workers claim older employees were pushed to take...

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25 March 2014

Workers at Ford India's Chennai plant protest cut in incentives

Author: T E Narasimhan & Gireesh Babu, Business Standard

Employees at Ford India's factory in Maraimalai Nagar near here are agitating against the management's decision to cut employee incentives from 26 per cent to 15 per cent. They said they would decide their next course of action after discussions with...

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