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1 Mai 2011

Autor:
John Dale, assistant professor of sociology, affiliate faculty of Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason Univ. [USA]

Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability [book]

Through the experience of the Free Burma movement, John G. Dale demonstrates how social movements create and appropriate legal mechanisms for generating new transnational political opportunities. He presents three corporate accountability campaigns waged by the Free Burma movement. The cases focus on the legislation of “Free Burma” laws in local governments throughout the United States; the effort to force the state of California to de-charter Unocal Oil Corporation [now part of Chevron] for its flagrant abuse of human rights; and the first-ever use of the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act to sue a corporation in a U.S. court for human rights abuses committed abroad.

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