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Human Rights Watch letter to Colombian Attorney General re impunity for anti-union violence
José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch, 3 Oct 2011

US appeals court rules lawsuit against Daimler over alleged abuses against union workers during Argentine "Dirty War" can be heard in US court, includes allegations of “disappearances”
Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, 18 May 2011
      Bauman, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, et al. - Opinion
      US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 18 May 2011

Argentina: ECCHR submits legal opinion in case against sugar company Ledesma over human rights abuses during military dictatorship, includes allegations of false imprisonment, murder, torture & disappearance
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), 5 Apr 2011

Argentina: In trials re military govt. in 1970s, former Mercedes-Benz worker says he witnessed detention & kidnapping of workmates/unionists, with the company's complicity
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Mar 2010

Philippines: ILO hears testimonies of union leader murders, “disappearances” and other labour violations
Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Sep 2009

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. highlights "systematic" attacks against trade unionists
Amnesty Intl., 3 Jul 2007

Allegations against Ford for abuses during the military dictatorship (1976-1983)
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Last updated 24 April 2007

Argentina: DaimlerChrysler sued in USA over alleged role in disappearance, torture & presumed death of workers & union leaders
Pablo Bachelet, Reuters, 14 Jan 2004

DaimlerChrysler announces external inquiry into claims its subsidiaries handed over union activists to Argentina's military dictatorship
BBC, 28 Oct 2002


Colombia debe garantizar justicia frente a violencia antisindical
José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch, 3 octubre 2011

Argentina: Defensores de derechos humanos presentan demandas penales contra Ledesma por supuestos delitos de lesa humanidad cometidos durante la dictadura militar
Télam (Argentina), 5 abril 2011

La ONG ECCHR presenta informe legal en caso contra empresa azucarera Ledesma
Centro Europeo para los Derechos Constitucionales y Humanos (ECCHR), 6 abril 2011

Avanza en EE.UU. causa abierta contra Mercedes-Benz por su supuesta implicación en desapariciones de obreros durante la dictadura en Argentina
Terra Actualidad – EFE, 21 abril 2008

Colombia: Informe de Amnistía destaca agresiones "sistemáticas" contra sindicalistas
Amnistía Internacional, 3 julio 2007

Demanda presentada en Argentina contra Ford por ex-empleados que dicen que fueron secuestrados y torturados en las instalaciones de la empresa durante la dictadura militar (1976-1983)
Compilado por el Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humano, 24 abril 2007

Argentina: Califican de “antecedente importante” fallo que obliga a Siderca (filial de Techint) a indemnizar a víctima de la dictadura
Diario Hoy (Argentina), 24 abril 2007

Argentina: Alegaciones de complicidad del Ingenio Ledesma con fuerzas de seguridad de la dictadura en 1976
Gonzalo Besteiro, RosarioNet (Argentina), 29 julio 2006
     A 30 años del Apagón: Persiste la demanda por un ambiente sano y en defensa de los DDHH
     Jujuy al día (Argentina), 27 julio 2006
     Imputaciones sin fundamentos y manifiesta mala fe
     Ledesma, 15 agosto 2006
     Comentarios de Carlos D. Pérez, Coordinador de REDH
     Carlos D. Pérez, Coordinador de REDH, 16 septiembre 2006     
     Respuesta de Ledesma S.A.A.I. a la Red Solidaria por los Derechos Humanos
     Ledesma, 7 noviembre 2006

Demandan a DaimlerChrysler en EEUU por abusos en Argentina
Reuters, 14 enero 2004


La Colombie est l'un des endroits les plus dangereux du monde pour les syndicalistes
Amnesty Intl., 3 juillet 2007

Argentine : Filiale de Techint indemnisera une victime de la dictature - un "précédent important", selon la Ligue Argentine des droits de l'homme
ATS (Agence Télégraphique Suisse), 25 avril 2007

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3 October 2011

Colombia: Ensure Justice for Anti-Union Violence

Author: José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch

Dear Attorney General Morales: I am writing to follow up…regarding the problem of impunity for anti-union violence in Colombia. We are encouraged by the steps the Attorney General’s Office is currently taking…Yet we also believe further measures are...

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18 May 2011

Daimler must face Argentina abuse lawsuit in US

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Daimler AG was ordered on Wednesday to face a U.S. lawsuit alleging it participated in the kidnapping, torture and death of Mercedes-Benz workers in Argentina's "Dirty War" three decades ago. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

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18 May 2011

[PDF] Bauman, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, et al. - Opinion

Author: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Plaintiffs-Appellants (the “plaintiffs”), twenty-two Argentinian residents, bring suit against DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft (DCAG) alleging that one of DCAG’s subsidiaries, Mercedes-Benz Argentina (MBA) collaborated with state security forces to...

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6 April 2011
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Author: Centro Europeo pa­ra los Derechos Constitucionales y Humanos (ECCHR)

El European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) presentó ayer...ante el Tribunal Federal N° 2 de Jujuy (...Argentina) un Informe legal sobre la necesidad de que la Justicia Argentina investigue y juzgue la presunta participación del...

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5 April 2011

ECCHR-legal opinion submitted in the case against Argentinean sugar company Ledesma

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

ECCHR submitted a legal opinion on 5 April 2011 to Federal Court No.2 in Jujuy...Argentina, in relation to the preliminary investigation initiated against Argentina’s largest sugar company. Ledesma…ECCHR refers to the duty of the Argentinean state to...

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5 April 2011
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Author: Télam [Argentina]

Abogados defensores de los Derechos Humanos en Jujuy presentaron…tres querellas penales por delitos de lesa humanidad cometidos durante la dictadura militar contra trabajadores del ingenio Ledesma. Hugo Condorí, uno de los querellantes, dijo…“antes y...

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19 March 2010

Update on on-going trials in Argentina III

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

One of the largest investigations of the Argentinean judiciary was conducted because of the serious human rights violations in the complex Campo de Mayo. Only very few of the more than thousand secretly detained and tortured regime critics survived....

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23 September 2009

ILO probes labor rights violations in RP [Philippines]

Author: Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer

A high-level team from the International Labor Organization heard on Wednesday complaints and testimonies about murders of trade union leaders and labor rights advocates, as well as violations of workers’ rights…from about 30 workers’ groups…The team...

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21 April 2008
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Author: Terra Actualidad - EFE

La causa abierta contra…Mercedes-Benz [parte de Daimler] por su supuesta implicación en la desaparición de varias personas durante la última dictadura militar en Argentina (1973-1986) comenzará este año en Estados Unidos…[L]a periodista alemana...

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3 July 2007

Colombia: One of world’s most dangerous places for trade unionists

Author: Amnesty International

...[T]housands of cases of threats and killings and a chronic lack of investigations and prosecutions, makes Colombia one of the most dangerous places in the world for trade unionists, according to a new report [:]...["]Killings, arbitrary detentions,...

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