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5 January 2015

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 15, December 2014

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5 January 2015
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20 November 2014
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Author: Le Soir (Belgique)

« Procès Eternit: annulation de la condamnation de l'industriel suisse, Schmidheiny », 19 novembre 2014...

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20 November 2014

Italy: Supreme Court acquits former Eternit owner in lawsuit over deaths re asbestos exposure

Author: Swissinfo.ch

"Eternit billionaire's asbestos jail term overturned", 20 Nov...

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20 February 2014

[PDF] Litigating for asbestos justice - Projection of documentary “Dust: the Great Asbestos Trial” followed by a talk by Mr Vijay Ganapathy (Leigh Day) [London, 5 Mar]

Author: Law, Environment and Development Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies

With the increasing use of asbestos in China, Russia...asbestos production has grown apace, so that 70% of the world population is now exposed to this carcinogenic material. Starting from the first court hearings in Turin involving the multinational...

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2 January 2014
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Author: Journal de l'environnement (France)

[L]es victimes de l’amiante arrachent devant les juridictions civiles et prud’homales la reconnaissance et l’indemnisation de leur exposition à l’amiante…Mais aucune juridiction pénale française ne s’est jamais penchée sur les responsabilités des plus...

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12 July 2013

Case profile: Eternit lawsuit (re asbestos exposure in Italy)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Eternit directors over deaths of more than 2000 people in northern Italy, allegedly caused by asbestos exposure from Eternit factories.]

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3 June 2013

Sentence upped for Swiss tycoon in asbestos trial [Italy]

Author: AFP

An Italian appeals court on Monday increased a sentence in absentia against Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny to 18 years in prison for causing the death of 3,000 people in a landmark asbestos case that is the biggest of its kind…Campaigners...

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13 March 2013
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Author: Le Vif [Belgique]

Le parquet de Turin a requis mercredi 20 ans de prison contre…Stephan Schmidheiny et…Louis de Cartier lors du procès en appel Eternit, des victimes de l'amiante. Les deux hommes sont accusés d'être responsables du décès de milliers de personnes en...

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19 June 2012

[PDF] Annual Briefing - Corporate Legal Accountability

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides an overview of corporate legal accountability for human rights, summarising trends and developments in this field. The goal is to help a wide audience understand what is happening in different parts of the world. This briefing...

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