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Article

31 May 2004

Author:
Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net

States and Corporations: Legal Responsibilities to the People

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[A] special report on the legal, civil and criminal responsibilities of states and corporations to the people for the violation of their human rights. It explains the international legal framework and the mechanisms available that may be used to hold corporations accountable. Finally, it mentions opportunities for and limitations to advancing an agenda for women through these mechanisms. [refers to Shell, Dow Chemical, Occidental Chemical (part of Occidental Petroleum), Dole, Standard Fruit (now Dole), Standard Fruit & Steamship (now Dole), Chiquita, Monsanto, Pemex, BHP Billiton, Cambior, ExxonMobil, Texaco (part of ChevronTexaco), Total, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical)]

Part of the following timelines

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Cambior lawsuit (re Omai Gold mine, filed in Canada)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)