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28 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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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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