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Article

21 Sep 2005

Author:
Rachel Chambers, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University [Australia], in Human Rights Brief, Washington College of Law, American University

[PDF] The Unocal Settlement: Implications for the Developing Law on Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

This article will examine the Unocal litigation as part of the international movement to make transnational corporations accountable for human rights violations. Specifically, it argues that a corporation’s role in such violations creates indirect legal liability to victims, even if the direct harm was caused by another party. [also refers to lawsuits against Shell, Talisman Energy, Barclays, Citigroup, Rio Tinto]

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Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)