Lawsuits: Selected cases

Our Corporate Legal Accountability "Big Issue" is here.  Below are links to case profiles on human rights lawsuits against companies.  A complete list of lawsuits profiled is available here.

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19 February 2018

Cambodia: Global human rights organizations urge gov't to protect labour rights and drop baseless charges against labour activists

Author: Mom Sophon, Khmer Times

"Rights defenders urge charges to be dropped," 20 February 2018...

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12 February 2018

Binding corporate human rights obligations: A few observations from the South African legal framework

Author: Lise Smit

"Binding Corporate Human Rights Obligations: A Few Observations from the South African Legal Framework," 15 April 2016...

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12 February 2018

Integrating business & human rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Author: Alejandra Gonza

"Integrating Business and Human Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System," 21 April 2016...

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12 February 2018

Vietnam: Formosa activist faces 14-year imprisonment for documenting Formosa chemical spill

Author: Mongabay

"Vietnamese activist gets 14-year sentence for documenting chemical spill", 08 February 2018...

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11 February 2018

Outlining the case for a common law duty of care of business to exercise human rights due diligence

Author: Doug Cassel

"Outlining the Case for a Common Law Duty of Care of Business to Exercise Human Rights Due Diligence," 21 April 2016...

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31 January 2018

Côte d'Ivoire: Toxic waste: None of the dumping sites showed contamination exceeding the limits set by the Government for remediation says UN Environment audit

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28 January 2018

Indonesia: Court sentences environment defender to 10 months in jail; use of anti-communism law alarms activists

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"Indonesian ruling rings alarms over criminalization of environmental defenders," 26 January 2018...

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3 January 2018

UK: Traffickers of Vietnamese women for UK nail salon serve prison time; case is the first successful prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Traffickers jailed for enslaving Vietnamese women in U.K. nail salons," 03 January 2018...

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28 November 2017

Mineral Sands Resources lawsuits (re Tormin mine, So. Africa)

In May 2017 Mineral Sands Resources (MSR), a subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC), filed a lawsuit against two attorneys from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and a community activist. MSR are suing the...

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21 November 2017

BHP, Vale & Samarco: New agreement reached in civil law proceedings; incl. extending timeline for agreeing reparation arrangements

Author: R.T. Watson, Sydney Morning Herald

"BHP-Vale deal distances companies from $71.5b in dam collapse lawsuits", 18 November 2017...

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