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Author: Equipo Jurídico Pueblos, Funtramiexco, Fenasintrap, C.U.T y seis organizaciones más
Nuevo atentado contra la libertad y la vida del sindicalista y defensor de derechos humanos Francisco Ramírez" - 20 de julio de 2017...
Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses
Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017
"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...
China: Activist investigating manufacturer for Ivanka Trump & other brands detained; firm denies allegations
On 30 May 2017, the Associated Press reported that Hua Haifeng, an investigator for China Labor Watch, had been arrested on a charge of illegal surveillance. His two colleagues Li Zhao and Su Heng were feared to have also been detained. They were...
Intl. Criminal Court asked to investigate Chiquita executives over alleged crimes against humanity in Colombia; incl. company response
Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...
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Relatives of Colombians killed by paramilitary groups file complaint in US alleging that Chiquita executives committed crimes against humanity
Author: Alex Pickett, Courthouse News (USA)
"Families Blame Banana Execs for Killings", 15 Mar 2017...