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16 August 2017
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Author: Le Monde (France)

« En Colombie, des indigènes gagnent un recours contre une multinationale de charbon », 16 août 2017...

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16 August 2017

USA: Transgender woman & husband sue Amazon over alleged workplace harassment & physical threats in Kentucky warehouse

Author: Reuters

"Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband For Workplace Harassment”, 10 Aug 2017...

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15 August 2017
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Diversas comunidades de la etnia Wayúu en La Guajira interpusieron acciones de tutela para detener el desvío del arroyo Bruno, una de las fuentes de agua más importantes en la región más desértica de Colombia, e iniciaron campañas mundiales de defensa...

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15 August 2017

Workshops equiping African lawyers on responsible business practices, incl. UN Guiding Principles

Author: Allen & Overy (UK)

"Supporting African advisers on responsible business: A&O and A4ID partner with the East Africa Law Society to deliver workshops for African lawyers on business and human rights"...

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14 August 2017
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14 August 2017

USA: Missouri passes law raising standard of proof for victims of housing or employment discrimination to hold wrongdoers legally accountable

Author: Billy Corriher, Center for American Progress (USA)

“A New Missouri Law Creates Steep Hurdles to Discrimination Lawsuits”, 12 Jul 2017...

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11 August 2017

7 accusing Chiquita of complicity in deaths of relatives through payments to Colombian paramilitaries are voluntarily dismissed from US lawsuit

Author: Shayna Posses, Joyce Hanson & Christopher Crosby, Law 360

"7 Drop Paramilitary Funding Claims In Chiquita MDL", 9 Aug 2017 ...

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11 August 2017

USA: California lawsuits against 37 fossil fuel companies may change landscape of climate change litigation, say lawyers

Author: Nicholas M. Berg, David Nordsieck & Michael R. Littenberg, Ropes & Gray LLP, on Lexology (USA)

“Spate of Suits Brought by California Communities for Sea Level Rise May Change Landscape of Climate Change Litigation”, 8 Aug 2017...

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11 August 2017

USA: District Judge's decision upholds new unionisation law for Uber & Lyft drivers in Seattle

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Article
10 August 2017

India: Legal empowerment helped villagers confront IRB Infrastructure Developers over impact on health & livelihoods of its operations

Author: Tina Rosenberg, Solutions Journalism Network, on New York Times (USA)

"India's Barefoot Lawyers", 8 Aug 2017...

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