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16 April 2014

Corporate Europe Observatory concerned EU-US trade deal would give excessive power to investors, compromise public health & environmental regulations

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16 April 2014

Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals

Author: Corporate Europe Observatory

In January, in response to growing public concern over the proposed EU-US trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP), the European Commission announced it was halting negotiations over the deal’s controversial investor rights to...

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20 February 2014

company website Resolving the U'wa Issue [Colombia] (Occidental Petroleum)

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18 February 2014

Occidental lawsuit (re Colombia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 23 April 2003, residents of Santo Domingo, Colombia filed a lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) and its security contractor, Airscan, Inc. in US federal court in California.  The plaintiffs claim that both Oxy and Airscan, in a bid to secure...

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16 January 2014

A new threat to Peru’s indigenous peoples’ consultation law

Author: Emily Greenspan, Oxfam America (USA)

Sources inside the [Peruvian] government have begun to talk about cancelling the oil Block 192 consultation with indigenous communities and licensing the block directly. [The oil Block 192 is Peru’s most productive geographic area defined for the...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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3 July 2013

Case profile: Occidental lawsuit (re Colombia)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) and its security contractor, Airscan. The plaintiffs claim that in a bid to secure Oxy’s pipeline in Caño Limón, they helped the Colombian Air...

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19 June 2013
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Author: José De Echave y Emma Gómez (Perú)

...[L]los pobladores de La Oroya optaron por acudir al sistema de justicia de los Estados Unidos buscando que la casa matriz de Doe Run asuma su responsabilidad por la contaminación por plomo y los daños a la salud de 107 niños de esa localidad...

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12 June 2013

New Jersey in Partial Pollution Settlement With Argentina's YPF [USA]

Author: Taos Turner, Wall Street Journal

...YPF...has reached a deal with the state of New Jersey that might allow the company to avoid billions of dollars in potential liabilities related to the contamination of the Passaic River. According to the state...YPF and...other companies agreed...

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