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Litigation Update: A Summary of Recent Developments in U.S. Cases Brought Under the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Protection Act
Author: Jennifer Green [staff attorney at Center for Constitutional Rights] and Paul Hoffman [civil rights attorney and editor of ACLU International Civil Liberties Report], in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]
[includes updates on human rights-related lawsuits against Unocal, Chevron, Royal Dutch/Shell, Southern Peru Copper Corporation, Rio Tinto, Union Carbide, Pfizer, various U.S. apparel retailers & manufacturers of clothing produced in Saipan...
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- Related companies: Chevron Coca-Cola Drummond DynCorp ExxonMobil Gap Pfizer Rio Tinto Shell Talisman Texaco (part of Chevron) Unocal (part of Chevron)
Author: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director of International Labor Rights Fund, in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]
[includes reference to human rights-related cases in U.S. courts against Unocal, ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola, Fresh Del Monte Produce, DynCorp]
Author: David Bacon, Labor Advocate Online
[Colombia: regarding the case brought in U.S. court alleging Coca Cola, Panamerican Beverages & Bebidas y Alimentos were complicit in the assassination of Colombian union leaders]
Author: Amy Westfeldt, Associated Press
Two Johnson & Johnson employees have sued the health care giant, accusing it of paying its black and Hispanic workers less than white colleagues and failing to promote them despite a 4-year-old internal study that said it discriminated against...
Author: Soma Basu, The Hindu [India]
The Maharashtra Government has reportedly given the rights to a lake - which hitherto was the community resource and a source of livelihood for the local population - to the soft drinks giant, Coca Cola, for running one of its several bottling plants...
Author: Charlie Cray, Multinational Monitor
Coca-Cola and its associates are responsible for "the systematic intimidation, kidnapping, detention and murder" of union members working at the company’s Colombia bottling plants, charges a labor coalition in a July lawsuit.
Author: Fabrice Rousselot, Libération [France]
- Related companies: Coca-Cola
Author: Julian Borger, Guardian [UK]
Coca-Cola's bottling plants in Colombia used rightwing death squads to terrorise workers and prevent the organisation of unions, it was alleged in a Miami court yesterday. The US union United Steelworkers is suing Coca-Cola on behalf of the Colombian...
Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]
Voceros de la multinacional Coca Cola rechazaron ayer versiones que intentan asociar a la compañía con la contratación de paramilitares en Colombia. El pronunciamiento se produjo luego de que el sindicato de trabajadores del acero y la Fundación para...
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- Related companies: Coca-Cola