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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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"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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16 December 2014

USA: Chiquita asks court to prevent Securities & Exchange Commission from releasing records of its payments to Colombian paramilitaries

Author: Jenna Greene, National Law Journal (USA)

"Chiquita Asks Court to Shield Records of Pay to Paramilitary", 15 Dec 2014 [Subscription required]...

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12 December 2014

U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too…In the roughly year and a half since...

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9 December 2014

Canadian courts increasingly used in litigation to hold companies accountable for human rights abuse abroad, says law firm

Author: H. Scott Fairley & Anastasija Sumakova, WeirFoulds LLP

Canada: Tort Liability At Home For Alleged Wrongs Abroad: The Common Law Goes Extraterritorial?, 2 Dec 2014...

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5 December 2014

Access to justice for victims of human rights abuses needs to be strengthened

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Manager, Corporate Legal Accountability Project, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

‘Closing the courtroom door: where can victims of human rights abuse by business find justice?’, 1 Dec 2014...

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