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1 November 2007

Argentine Beer Factory Facilities Closed for Environmental Violations

Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

Quilmes [part of InBev]...became today the 63rd company closed down since a crackdown began on contaminating industries, for violating environmental norms..."Total and preventive closure" was ordered by the Federal Environmental Authority (SAYDS).....

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22 October 2007

Don't Be Dubbed a Human Rights Abuser

Author: Jonathan Drimmer, Steptoe & Johnson, in Legal Times

Though a recent verdict in a high-profile Alien Tort Claims Act case in Alabama resulted in a resounding victory for Drummond..., multinational corporations still have great concerns...[T]he case represents the first corporate ATCA lawsuit to survive...

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24 August 2007
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Author: inforegion.com [Argentina]

La Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación clausuró en la última semana dos de las empresas más importantes de la región: Bridgestone Firestone de Argentina...y el establecimiento Danone...ya que las habilitaciones de dichos...

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23 August 2007

Bridgestone – Firestone Argentina: Closed Preventively for Failure to Comply with Environmental and Safety Regulations

Author: Center for Human Rights & Environment (CEDHA)

Bridgestone Firestone Argentina...was forced to close its doors yesterday by order of the federal environment authority (the SAYDS), a preventive measure for failing to comply with environmental regulations, including the expiration of necessary...

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17 August 2007

To Avoid Risk of Alien Tort Claims Act Cases, Companies Must Improve Human Rights

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds

The first-ever corporate ATCA verdict of not guilty does not diminish the ongoing liabilities companies face in US courts for human rights violations committed overseas. Late last month, a federal jury delivered the verdict in the first corporate...

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9 July 2007

Drummond Trial Is Set to Open [USA]

Author: Pui-Wing Tam, Wall-Street Journal

For the first time, a trial is scheduled to open in U.S. federal court this week over whether a U.S. company is accountable for alleged human-rights transgressions committed overseas. The case, in Birmingham, Ala., involves mining company Drummond Co....

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9 July 2007
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Author: Pui-Wing Tam, Wal Street Journal

El 9 de julio comenzará un juicio en un tribunal federal estadounidense —el primero de la historia—, en el que se decidirá si una empresa estadounidense es responsable por las violaciones a los derechos humanos cometidas en otro país. El caso, que irá...

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9 July 2007

USA: Lawsuit against Drummond for alleged involvement in killings of Colombia unionists goes to trial in federal court

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1 July 2007

Liberia: Report says exploitation of timber, rubber & minerals must be re-organised to benefit local population

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1 July 2007

[PDF] Land Grabbing and Land Reform: Diamonds, Rubber and Forests in the New Liberia

Author: Partnership Africa Canada & Association of Environmental Lawyers of Liberia (Green Advocates)

The inequalities and lack of development inherent in the old systems [of natural resource exploitation] were in no small measure responsible for Liberia’s decade and more of instability and war...[M]ore thoroughgoing reform of the resource sector will...

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