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Khulumani Support Group statement on dismissal of So. African apartheid litigation

"US District Court Judge Scheindlin dismisses the Apartheid Litigation on grounds that the recent narrowing of the scope of application of the Alien Tort Statute now prevents claims that involve foreign subsidiaries of American corporations", 1 Sep 2014

After twelve years of sustained advocacy towards ending the impunity of transnational companies for aiding and abetting the perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa, through their collaboration with and provision of military and other strategic equipment to the security agencies of the apartheid regime, the presiding judge, Shira Scheindlin has ruled that ATS jurisdiction following Kiobel II no longer extends “to claims involving foreign conduct by foreign subsidiaries of American corporations.”… This particular setback comes at a historic point in a growing global movement seeking to end the impunity of multinational companies for corporate crimes. In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council moved for the building and adoption of a binding treaty to prevent human rights violations by transnational corporations. The Khulumani litigation has long pioneered efforts to secure accountability for corporate crimes...

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