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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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)

Pour la version française de ce profil, cliquez ici....

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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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28 November 2018

Thailand: Fortify Rights calls on govt to drop defamation charges filed by Thammakaset vs. human rights defenders

Author: Fortify Rights

"Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaints Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win," 28 November 2018...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: Thammakaset files defamation charges vs. human rights advocates supporting chicken farm workers

Author: ChannelNewsAsia

"Thai activist sued for defamation as poulty firm vows more cases," 28 November 2018...

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26 November 2018

Vale-BSGR lawsuit (re complicity in violence against villagers in Guinea)

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30 August 2018

Metal Refinery (EPZ) lawsuit (re lead pollution in Kenya)

In 2016, the Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) instituted a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owino Uhuru community in a Kenyan Environment and Land Court in relation to lead contamination and poisoning....

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