Lawsuits: Selected cases

Our Corporate Legal Accountability "Big Issue" is here.  Below are links to case profiles on human rights lawsuits against companies.  A complete list of lawsuits profiled is available here.

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30 April 2018

Vietnam: Fourteen-year jail term of activist against Formosa Plastics waste spill upheld on appeal

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Vietnamese Environmental Activist's Sentence Upheld on Appeal", 24 April 2018...

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25 April 2018

BHP Billiton & Vale lawsuit (re dam collapse in Brazil)

On 5 November 2015, two mining dams operated by Samarco Mineração SA, a joint venture of Vale and BHP Billiton, collapsed in Brazil releasing 50 million cubic meters of toxic iron-ore residue.  The residue destroyed the nearby town of Bento Rodrigues ...

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28 March 2018

Oxec S.A. lawsuit (re consultation for hydroelectric plants, Guatemala)

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16 March 2018

Resolute Forest Products Lawsuits (re alleged racketeering and defamation by environmental organisations, USA)

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15 March 2018

Natural Fruit Company lawsuits (re defamation suits against Andy Hall, Thailand)

In February 2013, Natural Fruit Company (“Natural Fruit”) filed the first of several lawsuits against migrant rights activist Andy Hall, alleging criminal and civil defamation, as well as violation of Thailand’s computer crimes laws.  Natural Fruit’s...

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14 March 2018

Mhoney Pty Ltd lawsuit (re underpaid immigrant worker in Australia)

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13 March 2018
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13 March 2018

Ecuador: Indigenous groups reaffirm criticisms of US Judge Kaplan in long-standing legal dispute against Chevron over health, environmental impacts

Author: CSRWire.com

“Rainforest Groups Blast U.S. Judge Kaplan for Ruling Designed to Help Chevron Evade $9.5b Pollution Liability- - 9 March 2018...

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19 February 2018

Cambodia: Global human rights organizations urge gov't to protect labour rights and drop baseless charges against labour activists

Author: Mom Sophon, Khmer Times

"Rights defenders urge charges to be dropped," 20 February 2018...

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12 February 2018

Binding corporate human rights obligations: A few observations from the South African legal framework

Author: Lise Smit

"Binding Corporate Human Rights Obligations: A Few Observations from the South African Legal Framework," 15 April 2016...

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