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[PDF] European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights press release - Swiss judiciary must investigate the Nestlé case

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nestlé to respond. Response provided.] The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights...brought the case of the murdered trade unionist Luciano Romero to the Federal Tribunal...[T]he Swiss Cantonal Court...failed to understand the statute of limitation with respect to the corporate liability, which does not depend on the date of the crime. The company has not undertaken any measures in order to remedy the deficient organization in the company. This so-called organizational deficit, on which Nestlé's liability is founded, cannot therefore be statute-barred...The criminal complaint accused senior managers, as well as the Nestlé company itself, of negligently contributing to the murder by paramilitaries of Luciano Romero on 10 September 2005 in...Colombia...

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NGO criticises Swiss judiciary for lack of investigation into criminal complaint against Nestlé over allegations re murder of trade unionist in Colombia

Nestlé lawsuit (re Colombia)