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

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

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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

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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13 May 2016

USA: The current state of Alien Tort litigation in the business & human rights context

Author: Michael Goldhaber, American Lawyer (USA)

"The Global Lawyer: The 'Zombie' Alien Tort, Three Years After Kiobel", 12 May 2016...

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11 May 2016

US court must reject lawlessness of torture in Abu Ghraib case against CACI, says former general counsel for US Navy

Author: Alberto Mora, senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School & former general counsel of US Navy in Guardian (UK)

"Abu Ghraib prisoners deserve, finally, their day in court", 11 May 2015...

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