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20 January 2016

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Author: Lance Compa, The Nation (USA)

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15 January 2016

Report analyses implications of UN Guiding Principles for banking sector & potential legal liabilities for impacts on human rights

Author: UNEP Finance Initiative & Foley Hoag

"Banks and Human Rights: A Legal Analysis", Jan 2016...

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14 January 2016

Electronic Frontier Foundation asks US appeals court to revive case against Cisco over alleged complicity in Chinese human rights abuse

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13 January 2016
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12 January 2016

Child labour case against Nestlé, ADM & Cargill will move forward after US Supreme Court declines to hear companies' appeal

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11 January 2016

US Supreme Ct. rejects Nestlé, ADM & Cargill's bid to dismiss Alien Tort case alleging complicity in forced child labour

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

"U.S. top court rejects Nestle bid to throw out child slavery suit", 11 Jan 2016...

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4 January 2016

US Supreme Ct. should hear Nestlé, Cargill & ADM case over alleged child labour in Côte d'Ivoire to clarify unresolved Alien Tort issues, says lawyer

Author: John Bellinger, Arnold & Porter, on Lawfare blog (USA)

"Doe v Nestle: Will SCOTUS Grant Cert to Clarify Unresolved Issues in Kiobel?", 30 Dec 2015...

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14 December 2015

US Supreme Court declines to hear victims' appeal to reinstate lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum over alleged complicity in Colombian village bombing

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4 December 2015

USA: Research measures outcomes of transnatl. human rights lawsuits from past 35 years

Author: Cortelyou C. Kenney, Stanford Law School

“Measuring Transnational Human Rights”, 1 Dec 2015...

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13 November 2015

Event summary: Business & Human Rights: Bridging the Governance Gap

Author: Chatham House

This is a summary of an event held by the International Law Programme at Chatham House on trends likely to emerge in the field of business and human rights over the next decade.  The meeting coincided with the publication of a Chatham House research...

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