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16 December 2014

USA: Chiquita asks court to prevent Securities & Exchange Commission from releasing records of its payments to Colombian paramilitaries

Author: Jenna Greene, National Law Journal (USA)

"Chiquita Asks Court to Shield Records of Pay to Paramilitary", 15 Dec 2014 [Subscription required]...

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12 December 2014

U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too…In the roughly year and a half since...

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9 December 2014

Canadian courts increasingly used in litigation to hold companies accountable for human rights abuse abroad, says law firm

Author: H. Scott Fairley & Anastasija Sumakova, WeirFoulds LLP

Canada: Tort Liability At Home For Alleged Wrongs Abroad: The Common Law Goes Extraterritorial?, 2 Dec 2014...

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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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28 November 2014

Academic explains new limits to human rights litigation after US court dismisses lawsuit against Airscan over alleged complicity in Colombia bomb attack

Author: Roger Alford, Opinio Juris

“The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica”, 21 Nov 2014...

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25 November 2014

EJOLT releases a legal guide for communities seeking environmental justice

Author: Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

The endless increase of environmental injustice in the world is directly impacting more and more people on a daily basis. While impunity seems to be the order of the day, the need for procedural justice is growing. Making the most of the competences...

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25 November 2014

Standard behind US Court dismissal of Alien Tort case against Occidental & AirScan “sufficiently vague for corporations to hide behind”, says journalist

Author: Siddhartha Mahanta, Foreign Policy (USA)

"Suing companies for atrocities has never been harder. Thanks, Supreme Court!", 18 Nov 2014 [Subscription required]...

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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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14 November 2014

India: Journal article highlights lack of accountability of pharmaceutical companies in clinical trials

Author: Carolijn Terwindt, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), in Health Rights Litigation Vol. 16, issue 2

"Health Rights Litigation Pushes for Accountability in Clinical Trials in India", Dec 2014...

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13 November 2014
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Author: Caracol (Colombia)

“Corte de EE.UU. rechaza acusar petrolera Occidental por caso Santo Domingo” - 13 de noviembre de 2014...

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