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24 May 2016

Recognising criminal liability of companies under intl. law would deter complicity, says academic

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University School of Law on RightsasUsual

"The Developing Notion of Corporate Criminal Liability under International Law: a presentation at Copenhagen Business School", 24 May 2016...

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13 May 2016

Leading US human rights lawyer, Michael Ratner, dies - remembered as great champion for justice & accountability

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13 May 2016

USA: The current state of Alien Tort litigation in the business & human rights context

Author: Michael Goldhaber, American Lawyer (USA)

"The Global Lawyer: The 'Zombie' Alien Tort, Three Years After Kiobel", 12 May 2016...

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11 May 2016

US court must reject lawlessness of torture in Abu Ghraib case against CACI, says former general counsel for US Navy

Author: Alberto Mora, senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School & former general counsel of US Navy in Guardian (UK)

"Abu Ghraib prisoners deserve, finally, their day in court", 11 May 2015...

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10 May 2016

US federal court declines to rehear lawsuit against Arab Bank over alleged complicity in terrorist activities against Israelis

Author: Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News (USA)

"Divided Circuit Won't Rehear Arab Bank Suit", 9 May 2016...

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4 May 2016

Mining companies operating in conflict-affected areas cannot overlook their responsibilities to respect human rights, says lawyer

Author: Mark Camilleri, Tsamota

"Miners, guns and lawyers: Tracing corporate liability for breaches of human rights by mining companies in conflict-affected areas", Oct 2015...

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20 April 2016

Paper assesses impact of US Supreme Court Kiobel decision on transnational litigation of corporate human rights abuses since 2013

Author: Maria Chiara Marullo & Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot, Universidad Jaume I (Spain)

"Transnational Human Rights Litigations.  Kiobel's Touch and Concern: A Test under Construction", 14 Apr 2016...

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1 April 2016

Human Rights First commentary on series of class action slavery lawsuits brought under California supply chain transparency law

Author: Sharon Samuel, Human Rights First (USA)

"Human Trafficking, Corporate Liability, and the Courts", 24 Mar 2016...

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14 March 2016

Multinationals unlikely to be held liable for CSR violations due to lack of transparency, research finds

Author: Anna Louise Vytopil, Utrecht University

"Contractual Control in the Supply Chain: On Corporate Social Responsibility, Codes of Conduct, Contracts and (Avoiding) Liability", 2015...

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8 March 2016

Paper on steps the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights can take to engage with the UN Guiding Principles in the extractive sector

Author: Cindy S. Woods, J.D. Georgetown University Law Center

“Business and Human Rights: the inter-American Commission on human rights & the extractive sector”...

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