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28 October 2015

Business groups argue that allowing US lawsuit against chocolate firms over alleged child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire to continue would damage US business

Author: Law360 (USA)

“Nestle Child Slave Suit Hurts US Business, Justices Told”, 26 Oct 2015 [subscription required]...

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11 November 2015

Alarming developments in Latin American palm oil industry spur global call to action for palm oil traders

Author: Emma Lierley, Rainforest Action Network

…Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender…a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations today alerted the world’s biggest palm oil traders of the gross violations of human rights…The...

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11 November 2015

INGOs letter to global oil palm traders

Author: Friends of the Earth-US, Rainforest Action Network, Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, Environmental Investigation Agency, Union of Concerned Scientists, ActionAid International, Oxfam America, Forest Peoples Program, Forest Heroes, GRAIN, Alliance for Global Justice & Other Worlds

…The…organizations are writing to express our deep concern about recent developments in the Guatemalan palm oil sector. We are appealing to you and your company to take immediate action to help stop an escalating human rights crisis...Civil society...

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18 November 2015

Central America: Intl. Coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation & devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stop

A coalition of International NGOs had send a letter inviting global oil palm traders to disclose their sourcing relationship with Empresa Reforestadora de Palma de Petén SA (REPSA) after the toxic spill in river La Pasión in Guatemala and the...

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4 January 2016

US Supreme Ct. should hear Nestlé, Cargill & ADM case over alleged child labour in Côte d'Ivoire to clarify unresolved Alien Tort issues, says lawyer

Author: John Bellinger, Arnold & Porter, on Lawfare blog (USA)

"Doe v Nestle: Will SCOTUS Grant Cert to Clarify Unresolved Issues in Kiobel?", 30 Dec 2015...

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11 January 2016

US Supreme Ct. rejects Nestlé, ADM & Cargill's bid to dismiss Alien Tort case alleging complicity in forced child labour

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

"U.S. top court rejects Nestle bid to throw out child slavery suit", 11 Jan 2016...

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12 January 2016

Child labour case against Nestlé, ADM & Cargill will move forward after US Supreme Court declines to hear companies' appeal

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13 January 2016
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14 January 2016

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin highlights actions by communities to hold companies accountable

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 19, January 2016", 14 Jan 2016...

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15 January 2016
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Author: Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme

Bienvenue à notre bulletin trimestriel sur la responsabilité juridique des entreprises, qui met en relief un sujet particulier tous les trimestres, de même que des développements importants en matière de responsabilité juridique des entreprises. La...

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