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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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13 November 2014

US court dismisses Alien Tort case against Occidental & AirScan over alleged complicity in Colombian bombing

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29 October 2014

US appeals court dismisses Alien Tort case against Chevron & BNP Paribas over alleged complicity in human rights abuses committed by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Govt.

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21 October 2014

Cargill disputes link to child slavery claims on Ivory Coast cocoa farms

Author: Jim Spencer, Star Tribune (USA)

Cargill, Inc. has asked a federal court to overrule a judicial decision that linked the company to child slavery in the cocoa industry. Three men claim in the suit that they were abducted as children from Mali and forced to work on cocoa farms in the...

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13 October 2014

The Rule of Law at a Crossroad: Enforcing Corporate Responsibility in International Investment Through the Alien Tort Statute

Author: Jennifer M. Green, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Article 6 in Vol. 35 Issue 4

...[Despite] the development of international norms on how corporations should behave in the global economy, one of the biggest challenges continues to be the enforcement of human rights standards...Effective accountability is critical for an...

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2 October 2014

Intl. arbitration tribunal on business & human rights could be a new way to offer victims "access to fair justice", says Claes Cronstedt

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

"International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights: Reshaping Access to Remedy", 29 Sep 2014...

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30 September 2014

Oxfam America explores implications of decision in US lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill, ADM in development of future business models

Author: Irit Tamir, Oxfam America

"Child laborers bring case against food companies: “You’re enabling enslavement”", 26 Sep 2014...

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30 September 2014

US appeals court affirms dismissal of Alien Tort lawsuit against Drummond over alleged complicity in killing of labour leaders in Colombia

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