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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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28 June 2017

NGOs & trade union urge US Supreme Court to provide access to justice to foreign victims in Arab Bank lawsuit over alleged complicity in financing terrorism

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26 June 2017

USA: Federal Judicial Center publishes guide for judges of intl. human rights cases in federal courts

Author: David Nersessian, Babson College, in Federal Judicial Center International Litigation Guide

"International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges", Dec 2016...

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24 May 2017

Plaintiffs in Cisco lawsuit ask Court to revive US case over alleged surveillance of Falun Gong members in China

Author: Jennifer Wadsworth, San Jose Inside (USA)

"Lawsuit Accuses Cisco of Complicity in Oppression Abroad", 24 May 2017...

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4 April 2017

USA: Supreme Court to decide whether corporations can be sued over complicity in human rights abuses abroad

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9 January 2017

US judge to decide on jurisdiction in lawsuit against chocolate firms over alleged child slavery in Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg (USA)

"Child Slavery Claims Against Nestle, Cargill Get One More Chance", 9 Jan 2017...

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3 January 2017

KBR defeats appeal in U.S. over Nepal, Iraq trafficking claims

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused to hold KBR Inc (KBR.N) liable for alleged human trafficking, in connection with the 2004 kidnapping and murder by insurgents of 12 Nepali men being transported in Iraq to work for a subcontractor at a U.S....

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26 October 2016

Oral Statement by Intl. Chamber of Commerce on Jurisprudential and practical approaches to elements of extraterritoriality and national sovereignty

Author: Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, United States Council for International Business / ICC-USA on behalf of the International Chamber of Commerce

...Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has profiled 141 human rights cases involving corporate actors. These were cases for civil remedies brought in both U.S. courts and in courts across the world. Of 141 cases collected: 77 of the 141, so just...

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25 October 2016

Oral statement by IOE on Jurisprudential and practical approaches to elements of extraterritoriality and national sovereignty

Author: International Organisation of Employers

...Four main categories of objections can be identified against the use of extraterritorial jurisdiction, in the amicus briefs filed by States: 1) Legal objections. On that point, it is worthwhile mentioning that for the Swiss government, “a broad...

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21 October 2016

US court reinstates lawsuit against military contractor CACI over Abu Ghraib torture claims

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