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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10 July 2019
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Author: La Hora (Ecuador)

“Chevron anuncia fin de demanda de ecuatorianos en su contra en Canadá”- 9 de julio de 2019...

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7 June 2019

Ecuador: Judge that ruled for Chevron in pollution case was allegedly biased & had money invested in Chevron, according to analyst

Author: Aaron Kesel Activist Post

“Conflicted Judge Protects Chevron Abuse of Amazon Villagers’ Attorney Donziger” – June 4 2019...

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27 May 2019

Gloucester Resources lawsuit (re mine’s impact on climate change, Australia)

The Australian mining company, Gloucester Resources (GRL) planned to open a coal mine near Gloucester, Australia and lodged a development application for consent on 18 December 2012. The “Rocky Hill Coal Project” would produce 21 million tons of coal...

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4 March 2019

Fiji: Locals accuse Chinese resort developer of working without environmental approvals; resort site in dispute

A Chinese resort developer, Freesoul Real Estate, has been accused of working without the required environmental approvals and poor environmental management, resulting in polluted fishing grounds and destruction of mangroves and reefs. Locals impacted...

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12 February 2019

Thailand: 89 groups urge gov't to oppose new cases filed by Thammakaset against human rights defenders

Author: 89 International and National Organisations

"Open Letter re New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders," 14 February 2019...

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11 February 2019
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Author: 20 minutos (México)

“Presentarán cargos por asesinato de activista en Honduras”, 5 de febrero de 2019...

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9 February 2019

Honduras: CEO of Energy Development SA is charged for the murder of indigenous activist Berta Caceres; company comments

Author: Escambray (Cuba)

“Honduras: Investigations Continue on Berta Caceres Murder”, 6th February 2019...

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29 January 2019

Lafarge lawsuit (re complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria)

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11 January 2019

PTTEP Australasia lawsuit (re Montara oil spill in Indonesia)

On 3 August 2016, Daniel Sanda, an Indonesian seaweed farmer, filed a class action lawsuit in the Federal Court of Australia representing approximately 15,000 farmers, against PTTEP Australasia (PTTEPAA), a subsidiary of a Thai state-owned company. The...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: FIDH and the Observatory make urgent appeal for Thai gov't to put an end to judicial harassment of human rights defenders

Author: OMCT & FIDH

"Thailand: Judicial harassment of Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri and Mr. Nan Win," 27 November 2018...

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