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25 March 2014

Lecture on “Corporate Crimes and the ICC” at Summer School in Galway 16-20 June 2014 [Ireland]

Author: Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University), Rights as Usual

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the National University of Ireland (Galway) will take place on 16-20 June 2014...Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and...

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Lawsuit
18 February 2014

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2001, the Presbyterian Church of Sudan, as well as a number of Sudanese individuals, filed suit in US federal court against Talisman Energy.  They alleged the company’s complicity in the Sudanese Government’s human rights abuses against non-Muslim...

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Article
20 January 2014

How to Invest in Myanmar - Doing Well by Doing Right

Author: Stanley A. Weiss & Tim Heinemann, Foreign Affairs

…Western business has its own role to play. In a few cases, firms with significant interests at stake may intervene directly and productively in peace talks…More likely, Western investors can play a critical role in policing bad business behavior and...

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Article
9 January 2014

U.S. SEC nudges Franklin Resources toward vote on Sudan holdings

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

U.S. regulators rejected a request by investment firm Franklin Resources Inc [holding company for Franklin Templeton] to skip a shareholder vote pressuring it to sell off holdings in companies linked to Sudan, whose president faces international war...

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Report
30 December 2013

Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact in the Americas

Author: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The western hemisphere is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the world… Indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation…are holders of human rights in a unique situation of...

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Article
1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights..., which...

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Article
12 July 2013

Case profile: Freeport-McMoRan lawsuits (re West Papua)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against Freeport-McMoRan for alleged complicity in human rights abuses committed by security forces employed by Freeport in West Papua. Plaintiffs also alleged Freeport's operations...

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Article
12 July 2013

Case profile: German cos. lawsuit (by Hereros)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against Deutsche Bank, Woermann Line and German Government over alleged complicity in massacres and human rights abuses committed against the Herero tribe in Namibia during the...

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Article
8 July 2013

Case profile: Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit filed in the US against Talisman Energy over alleged complicity in human rights abuses against non-Muslim Sudanese living in the area of the oil concession in southern Sudan.]

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Article
22 April 2013

Rio Tinto Gets New Hearing in Bid to End Genocide Lawsuit [USA]

Author: Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered reconsideration of a ruling that would require Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) to defend against a lawsuit accusing the mining company of contributing to genocide in Papua New Guinea. [T]he justices pointed to their decision last...

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