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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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6 October 2016

Lawsuit against Drummond for alleged complicity in killing 34 people during Colombian civil war

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29 September 2016
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Author: Terrence P. Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

"Declaración re: Melo et al. v. Drummond Company Inc. et al., Case No 16-10921", 27 Sep 2016...

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27 September 2016

Opinion Issued on the Courts own Motion Opinion, Melo et al. v. Drummond

Author: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

This appeal arises out of the fourth of four actions brought in the Northern District of Alabama by Colombian plaintiffs as legal representatives or wrongful death beneficiaries of decedents allegedly executed by members of the United Self Defense...

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27 September 2016

US court of appeal reverses part of dismissal decision in lawsuit against Drummond for killings in Colombia

Author: Terrence P. Collingsworth, International Rights Advocates

"11th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Favorable Opinion in our case against Drummond", 27 Sep 2016...

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1 September 2016

Financing Forced Labor. The Legal and Policy Implications of World Bank Loans to the Government of Uzbekistan

Author: International Labor Rights Forum (USA)

...The Uzbek government has forced farmers to deliver annual production quotas and citizens to harvest cotton and perform other field work, all under menace of penalty...The Government of Uzbekistan is primarily responsible for the perpetration of its...

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