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30 November 2004

New SustainAbility report: Management of social & environmental risk requires moving beyond legal requirements, attending to "moral liability"

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20 November 2004

Human rights: Can multinationals be held accountable?

Author: Ron Chepesiuk, National Defense College, Bangladesh, in Daily Star [Bangladesh]

...little effort has been made to make the multinationals accountable for what they do in interest of profit. But times are changing, thanks to a coalition consisting of plaintiffs from the developing world and aggressive human rights groups...[that]...

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1 July 2004

[PDF] full report: "In Our Court: ATCA, Sosa and the Triumph of Human Rights"

Author: EarthRights International

This report seeks to summarize the history, jurisprudence and politics of ATCA in order to explain how this relatively obscure law became a lightning rod in the world of business and human rights...[refers to Unocal, Chevron (part of ChevronTexaco),...

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13 May 2004

Analysis: Is trying to kill the Alien Tort Claims Act digging for fool’s gold?

Author: Paul Tarr, New York-based lawyer and public affairs consultant, in Ethical Corporation

To date, major brands including Unocal, ChevronTexaco, Union Carbide [part of Dow Chemical], ExxonMobil, Gap, Coca-Cola, [Fresh Del Monte Produce], Citigroup, Ford and Nike have been sued under the ATCA for complicity in human rights violations.....

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9 March 2004

Recent ATCA Cases Against Corporate Defendants

Author: EarthRights International

[provides brief status report on human rights lawsuits in US courts under Alien Tort Claims Act against: ChevronTexaco, Coca-Cola, Drummond, Dyncorp, ExxonMobil, Freeport-McMoran, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Gap, Rio Tinto, Shell, Southern Peru Copper,...

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24 November 2003

Slave Labor? Unocal is being sued in the U.S. for ignoring abuses in Burma. It's the next globalization battle

Author: Adam Zagorin, Time

...But TIME has obtained unsealed court documents that challenge the company's assertion. A Unocal consultant warned the firm in 1992 that "throughout Burma, the government habitually makes use of forced labor..." [also refers to Total, Fresh Del...

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1 October 2003

Strange Fruit - Guatemalan peasants murdered on [former] Del Monte banana plantation

Author: Matt Pacenza, Village Voice [USA]

Lawyers with the International Labor Rights Fund are...helping exiled union leaders sue the company [Fresj Del Monte Produce] in a Florida court under the 214-year-old Alien Tort Claims Act...The lawsuit alleges that the $2 billion company conspired...

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26 June 2003

company website: Fresh Del Monte Produce

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25 June 2003

Banana Worker [from Costa Rica] Addresses Trade Unionists in Newcastle

Author: Trades Union Congress [UK]

In addition to this anti-union intimidation the health, safety and environmental damage being caused by the chemicals and pesticides is extremely worrying. [refers to Fresh Del Monte Produce]

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25 June 2003

Costa Rican banana industry: Concerns about labour rights, health & environment [refers to Del Monte]

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