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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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10 December 2012

CNPC starts work on China-Burma gas line

Author: Argus Media

PetroChina has begun work on the Yunnan section of the Burma…-China gas pipeline…The project…extends to…15 prefectures and cities… [T]he project faces a threat from political tensions. Violence in Rakhine targeting the Muslim Royhinga population has...

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27 October 2012

Tech contest for tools to end atrocities

Author: Caleb Garling, San Francisco Chronicle

A humanitarian group plans to fight atrocities abroad, like the genocides in Congo or South Sudan, using a very simple idea: Make geeks compete to save people's lives...The first two sections of the competition, beginning this week, will focus on...

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19 September 2012

Kiobel hearing at Supreme Court will decide future of US human rights law

Author: EarthRights International

On October 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that will decide whether the legacy of Doe v. Unocal - that corporations present in the United States can be held accountable here for the worst human rights abuses, no matter where they occur -...

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1 September 2012

Applying American Law to Far-Off Crimes

Author: Ruth W. Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, Janice Kamenir-Reznik, co-founder and president of Jewish World Watch, in Jewish Daily Forward [USA]

The Obama administration recently took a troubling stance against victims of human rights abuses in a brief filed with the Supreme Court. The administration asked the Supreme Court to place strict limits on the reach of the Alien Tort Statute, an...

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7 August 2012

Bosnia camp survivors protest for memorial at ArcelorMittal mine

Author: Daria Sito-Sucic, Reuters

[S]urvivors of a notorious prison camp in wartime Bosnia implored the world's largest steelmaker…to raise a memorial at the site, where it now digs for iron ore…The Omarska camp in northern Bosnia was one of four Serb-run camps to hold Bosnian Muslims...

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1 August 2012

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

Author: Jeb Sprague

…Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti’s first...

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