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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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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...,...

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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...

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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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Story
22 April 2013

US S. Ct. nullifies court order allowing human rights lawsuit against Rio Tinto to proceed; order case to be reviewed in light of Kiobel v. Shell decision

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10 April 2013
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10 April 2013

UN Arms Trade Treaty

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 2 April 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons. The treaty prohibits states from exporting conventional weapons in...

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Company non-response
17 December 2012

UPS did not respond to: Olympic Dream for Darfur calls on Olympic corporate sponsors, including UPS, to raise Sudan concerns with Chinese Govt.

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