Alien Tort Claims Act (USA)

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28 July 2016

Complaint in US lawsuit against chocolate firms over alleged child slavery in Côte d'Ivoire asks for jury trial & damages

Author: Terry Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

"Second Amended Complaint for Injunctive Relief and Damages", 14 Jul 2016...

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22 July 2016

Appellants' Reply Brief, Marisol Melo Penaloza, et al., v. Drummond Company, INC., et al.

Author: Terrence P. Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

…Plaintiffs are wrongful death claimants of 34 decedents executed during the Colombian civil conflict by the paramilitary group, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC). They brought claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and Torture Victim...

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15 July 2016

IRAdvocates file second amended complaint in Nestle in an attempt to bring justice to former child slaves in West Africa

Author: International Rights Advocates

On July 14, 2016, six former child slaves who had been trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire, filed an amended class action complaint alleging they were forced to harvest cocoa for Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland. This continues their...

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11 July 2016
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Author: Francisco J. Zamora Cabot, Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales

"Acceso de las víctimas a la justicia y conductas en el extranjero: el Tribunal Supremo de los EEUU da otra vuelta de tuerca en el caso Obb personenverkehr v. Sachs, sobre inmunidad de jurisdicción", 27 Jun 2016...

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22 June 2016

US Supreme Court rejects appeal by So. Africans against IBM & Ford for alleged support of apartheid

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

"U.S. top court declines to revive apartheid claims against IBM, Ford", 20 Jun 2016...

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9 June 2016
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9 June 2016
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9 June 2016

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin highlights means of holding financial institutions to account for human rights abuse

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24 May 2016

Recognising criminal liability of companies under intl. law would deter complicity, says academic

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University School of Law on RightsasUsual

"The Developing Notion of Corporate Criminal Liability under International Law: a presentation at Copenhagen Business School", 24 May 2016...

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13 May 2016

Leading US human rights lawyer, Michael Ratner, dies - remembered as great champion for justice & accountability

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