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Litigation Update: A Summary of Recent Developments in U.S. Cases Brought Under the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Protection Act
Author: Jennifer Green [staff attorney at Center for Constitutional Rights] and Paul Hoffman [civil rights attorney and editor of ACLU International Civil Liberties Report], in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]
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Author: letter to the editor from Kevin Koenig, Amazon Watch, in Los Angeles Times
A group representing more than 30,000 Ecuadoreans is suing Texaco in U.S. District Court, charging that the company dumped some 4.3 million gallons a day of toxic oil waste water into the Amazon. Texaco also left behind more than 300 open waste pits...
Author: Los Angeles Times
Texaco Inc. has agreed to outfit two Central Valley [California] oil fields with air pollution control devices and pay $568,000 for removing the equipment in the first place, the federal government announced.
A federal judge [U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff] this week dismissed lawsuits against Texaco brought by rainforest Indians of Ecuador and Peru who alleged the oil company contaminated their water and land
Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service, in The Black World Today [USA]
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Author: Inter Press Service, in WOZA Eco [South Africa]
Author: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Author: Eyal Press, The Nation
[Statoil support for human rights training programme for judges and public defenders in Venezuela]