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1 May 2018
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Author: Paul Lorentz, Rights as Usual

Mardi 24 avril 2018, la Cour Suprême des États-Unis rendait sa très attendue décision Jesner v. Arab Bank, qui a sans nul doute à peine commencé à faire couler l'encre des commentateurs juridiques...Les faits sont simples : les requérants affirmaient...

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24 April 2018

US Supreme Court rules that foreign corporations cannot be sued for human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute

On 24 April 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled in Jesner v. Arab Bank that foreign corporations cannot be sued in the US for complicity in human rights abuses abroad. The ruling, decided by a 5-to-4 vote upheld the decision of a lower court, which ruled...

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11 January 2018

Our latest Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin is now available

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4 August 2017

Commentary: US Alien Tort Statute & corporate liability in Arab Bank lawsuit over alleged complicity in financing terrorism

Author: Amy Howe, SCOTUS Blog (USA)

“An introduction to the Alien Tort Statute and corporate liability: In Plain English”, 24 Jul 2017...

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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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28 June 2017

NGOs & trade union urge US Supreme Court to provide access to justice to foreign victims in Arab Bank lawsuit over alleged complicity in financing terrorism

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26 June 2017

USA: Federal Judicial Center publishes guide for judges of intl. human rights cases in federal courts

Author: David Nersessian, Babson College, in Federal Judicial Center International Litigation Guide

"International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges", Dec 2016...

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24 May 2017

Plaintiffs in Cisco lawsuit ask Court to revive US case over alleged surveillance of Falun Gong members in China

Author: Jennifer Wadsworth, San Jose Inside (USA)

"Lawsuit Accuses Cisco of Complicity in Oppression Abroad", 24 May 2017...

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9 January 2017

US judge to decide on jurisdiction in lawsuit against chocolate firms over alleged child slavery in Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg (USA)

"Child Slavery Claims Against Nestle, Cargill Get One More Chance", 9 Jan 2017...

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3 January 2017

KBR defeats appeal in U.S. over Nepal, Iraq trafficking claims

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused to hold KBR Inc (KBR.N) liable for alleged human trafficking, in connection with the 2004 kidnapping and murder by insurgents of 12 Nepali men being transported in Iraq to work for a subcontractor at a U.S....

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