Alien Tort Claims Act (USA)

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2 September 2015

Africa: Author claims Canadian mining companies profit from exploiting lax regulatory environment, fear human rights-friendy policy changes

Author: Yves Engler in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Canada in Africa: 300 years of aid and exploitation', 3 Sep 2015:…Canadian mining companies have been accused of bribing officials, evading taxes, dispossessing farmers, displacing communities, employing forced labour, devastating ecosystems and...

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27 July 2015

US appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Ford & IBM brought by South African apartheid victims

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19 June 2015

US Court dismisses lawsuit against CACI over allegations of torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners in Iraq

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17 June 2015

Treaty on business & human rights is a legal necessity, says researcher

Author: Si Chen, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

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5 June 2015

Singapore: High Court dismisses appeal against enforcement of US judgement in Curaçao Drydock case over forced labour

Author: Herbert Smith Freehills, PIL Notes

"Alien Tort litigation comes to Singapore: international enforcement of judgments based on corporate human rights abuse", 3 Jun 2015...

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4 June 2015

ADM, Cargill & Nestlé appeal to US Supreme Court seeking dismissal of lawsuit alleging use of child labour in Ivory Coast cocoa plantations

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28 May 2015

Colombia: Former Drummond executive charged with 2001 murder of 2 trade unionists

Author: Emma Rosser, Colombia Reports

"Drummond executive arrested over paramilitary murder charges", 26 May 2015...

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19 May 2015

Continuing implications of 'Kiobel' decision on US Alien Tort litigation

Author: Timothy J. Coleman and Emily B. Holland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York Law Journal

"Touching and Concerning 'Kiobel': Continuing Implications", 18 May 2015...

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28 April 2015

Commentary: Domestic courts are necessary to ensure access to remedy until legally binding treaty facilitates process

Author: Irina Crivet, Koç University, on academia.edu

"Domestic remedies for international business-related human rights abuses", 28 Apr 2015...

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20 April 2015

EarthRights Intl. expresses dismay at US Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeal in Alien Tort lawsuit against Chiquita

Author: EarthRights International

"Supreme Court Allows U.S. Corporation to Finance Terrorism Without Accountability" 20 Apr 2015...

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