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2 August 2018

Commentary: Holding parent companies liable for human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries abroad in the UK courts

Author: Dalia Palombo, OxHRH Blog

"Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity", 24 Jul 2018 ...

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12 July 2018

Shell in Nigeria: The Case for New Legal Strategies for Corporate Accountability

Author: Charity Ryerson, Corporate Accountability Lab (USA)

...Shell has subsidiaries across the world...[M]any of the communities in which they operate have been left impoverished and contaminated...In 1996 a Nigerian and a US NGO filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights,...

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27 June 2018
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Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Zwangsarbeit, Kinderarbeit, Diskriminierung, Hungerlöhne, unsichere Arbeitsbedingungen, Drohungen und andere Menschenrechtsverletzungen in den globalen Lieferketten von Unternehmen sind ausführlich dokumentiert... Lieferketten sind komplex,...

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27 June 2018

US judge allows lawsuit against CACI alleging co's conspiracy to torture Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison to proceed

Author: Brandi Buchman, Courthouse News (USA)

"Contractor Must Face Claims Over Abu Ghraib Abuse", 26 Jun 2018...

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26 June 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The use of consumer protection laws for corporate accountability

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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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