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"Apartheid corporate lawsuit dismissed", 29 August 2014...
Author: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
This case arises out of allegations that various corporations aided and abetted violations of customary international law committed by the South African apartheid regime. The remaining plaintiffs are members of two putative classes of black South...
Brazil: Govt. commission finds documents suggesting companies aided Brazil military regime; includes company statements
Author: Brian Winter, Reuters
So. Africa: Ahead of U.S.-Africa Summit, General Electric CEO says multinationals have a significant role in employment creation
Author: Tim Schweikert, President of GE South Africa, in Business Report (So. Africa)
"Role of multinational firms in promoting SA skills and job creation" 1 August 2014...
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US appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on companies' liability for extraterritorial impacts in lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita
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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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...
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...
[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
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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