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17 December 2014

Commentary: Pacific Rim’s lawsuit against El Salvador exemplifies imbalance, human rights implications in arbitration disputes

Author: Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies

“When Corporations Sue Governments” – December 4, 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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28 November 2014

Academic explains new limits to human rights litigation after US court dismisses lawsuit against Airscan over alleged complicity in Colombia bomb attack

Author: Roger Alford, Opinio Juris

“The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica”, 21 Nov 2014...

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25 November 2014

Standard behind US Court dismissal of Alien Tort case against Occidental & AirScan “sufficiently vague for corporations to hide behind”, says journalist

Author: Siddhartha Mahanta, Foreign Policy (USA)

"Suing companies for atrocities has never been harder. Thanks, Supreme Court!", 18 Nov 2014 [Subscription required]...

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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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12 November 2014

Mujica v. AirScan and Occidental Petroleum - Opinion

Author: US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

We hold that Plaintiffs lack a valid claim under either the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) or the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). We affirm the district court’s judgment of dismissal with respect to Plaintiffs’ state-law claims, but we do so on the...

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12 November 2014

U.S. court refuses to hold Occidental liable in Colombia bombing

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

A divided federal appeals court…refused to hold Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor legally responsible for alleged complicity in a 1998 military bombing of a Colombian village that killed 17 people…The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

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5 November 2014

Commentary: The fight against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could become a historic victory for people against corporate power

Author: George Monbiot, Guardian (UK)

"The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy", 4 Nov 2014...

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30 September 2014

Colombia: Peasant farmers protest against Occidental over alleged land grabbing

Conflicts in the Arauca department between Occidental of Colombia (part of Occidental Petroleum) and indigenous and peasant communities continue to happen in this region impacted by the internal armed conflict. The most recent events refer to...

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