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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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25 June 2013

Case profile: Jeppesen lawsuit (re extraordinary rendition flights)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing) over allegations of abduction, transfer by aeroplane to secret locations, torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading...

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5 March 2013

The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Author: Jose Luis Gomez del Prado, for Global Research

The new security industry of private companies moves large quantities of weapons and military equipment. It provides services for military operations recruiting former militaries as civilians to carry out passive or defensive security. However, these...

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1 January 2012
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17 May 2011

Supreme Court rejects torture victims' suit

Author: Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid Monday by five former U.S. captives to revive their lawsuit accusing a Bay Area flight-planning company of arranging for the CIA to send them to countries where they were tortured. The men said in their suit that...

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9 November 2010

Right Respect Report: The State Secrets Privilege and the Supreme Court

Author: Shannon Mackenzie Orr, Right Respect

...[A] set of corporate cases [before the US Supreme Court] may have important implications for human rights advocates around the world, General Dynamics Corp. v. United States...and The Boeing Company v. United States...[They] will address...the...

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9 September 2010

US court rejects Binyam Mohamed torture case

Author: Haroon Siddique, Guardian [UK]

A US court has ruled narrowly that Binyam Mohamed, the British resident secretly rendered to Morocco by the CIA…, cannot sue over his alleged torture in overseas prisons because it would compromise national security. Mohamed was the lead plaintiff in a...

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28 October 2009

Ninth Circuit to Hear Government’s Appeal in Jeppesen Torture Case [USA]

Author: Daphne Eviatar, Washington Independent

The Obama administration just won a round in the lawsuit brought by five alleged torture victims against Jeppesen Dataplan, the Boeing subsidiary that allegedly helped the CIA transport detainees to countries where they’ were interrogated under torture...

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Accountability for Private Military Contractors Under the Alien Tort Statute

Author: Jenny S. Lam, California Law Review

Despite heightened attention in recent years to PMC [private military contractor] accountability, commentators have largely ignored PMCs’ potential tort liability under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS,”…)…Ibrahim v. Titan Corp.28 and Saleh v. Titan Corp....

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26 July 2009

Secrets of CIA 'ghost flights' to be revealed

Author: Observer [UK]

Confidential documents showing the flight plans of a CIA "ghost plane" allegedly used to transfer a British resident to secret interrogation sites around the world are to be made public. The move comes after a…company accused of involvement in...

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