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19 February 2015

Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Author: Kelley Vlahos, American Conservative

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war's worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue...[Concerned are] the private contractors from CACI Inc., and Titan Corporation...Scores of former detainees...have taken...

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10 February 2015

CACI asks US court to dismiss case over alleged torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib

Author: Al Jazeera (Qatar)

"US defence contractor wants Abu Ghraib lawsuit scrapped", 8 Feb 2015...

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10 February 2015

Treaty on business & human rights necessary to fill gaps in intl. law, says academic

Author: David Bilchitz, Univ. of Johannesburg

"The Moral and Legal Necessity for a Business and Human Rights Treaty", Feb 2015...

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6 February 2015

No impunity for corporate torturers at Abu Ghraib, attorneys argue

Author: Centre for Constitutional Rights

…[F]our Iraqi victims tortured at…Abu Ghraib prison urged a federal district court to reject attempts by private military contractor CACI…to have their lawsuit for the contractor’s role in their torture dismissed…U.S. military investigators determined...

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26 January 2015

Judicial remedies for victims of business human rights abuses narrowing & harassment of human rights defenders increasing, says Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in openGlobalRights

“Doors closing on judicial remedies for corporate human rights abuse,” 26 Jan 2015...

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26 January 2015
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Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans openGlobalRights

Le droit à un recours est l'un des principaux piliers des Principes directeurs des Nations Unies  relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme. Cependant, un examen des nombreux procès intentés contre les entreprises concernant leurs impacts sur...

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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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23 January 2015

More needs to be done to improve judicial remedies for victims of multinationals' human rights abuses, says Martyn Day

Author: Bibi van der Zee, Guardian (UK)

"Global injustices: getting access to the law is still impossible for most", 21 Jan 2015...

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8 January 2015
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Author: Reuters

"Tribunal EEUU rechaza demanda colombiana por DDHH contra petrolera Occidental", 15 Diciembre del 2014...

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17 December 2014

US appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Occidental over alleged complicity in human rights abuses in Colombia

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