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26 March 2015

Blog series on lawsuit in USA against Cisco over alleged complicity in provision of surveillance system targeting Chinese dissidents

Author: Beth Van Schaack, Stanford University, in Just Security (USA)

“China’s Golden Shield—Is Cisco Systems Complicit?” 24 Mar 2015...

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20 March 2015

New guide for funders: "Advancing human rights accountability for economic actors"

Author: Daria Caliguire, SAGE Fund - Strengthening Accountability in the Global Economy

"Advancing Human Rights Accountability for Economic Actors: An introductory field guide for funders", Jan 2015...

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18 March 2015

Academic article assesses future of extraterritorial human rights litigation in USA after Kiobel case

Author: Ernest A. Young, Duke Law School, on Duke Law Journal

"Universal Jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and Transnational Public-Law Litigation After Kiobel", Mar 2015...

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6 March 2015

USA: Libel lawsuit against lawyer suing Drummond illustrates tendency of firms to sue human rights lawyers

Author: Barry Meier, New York Times (USA)

"Companies Turn Tables on Human Rights Lawyers", 5 Mar 2015...

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1 March 2015
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Author: Commissariat général à la stratégie et à la prospective & Plateforme RSE

 [C]ette étude porte sur six pays [Canada, Espagne, Etats-Unis, Italie, Royaume-Uni, Suisse] où existent des régimes légaux de responsabilité des sociétés-mères ou des régimes de responsabilité basés sur le devoir de vigilance. Elle n’a pas vocation à...

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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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