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Artikel

11 Feb 2004

Autor*in:
Robert Verkaik, Independent [UK]

Ministers attempt to halt US human rights cases against British firms

A [UK] Government amicus brief - or legal opinion - filed in the US federal courts argues that the Alien Tort statute has too wide an application and must be neutralised because British companies are facing "large damage claims". [refers to Shell, Barclays, NatWest, Anglo American]