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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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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29 August 2018

Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Ogale & Bille communities in Nigeria - Okpabi v Shell)

On 14 October and 22 December 2015, the Ogale and Bille Nigerian communities respectively filed claims against the UK company Royal Dutch Shell plc (hereinafter Shell) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the UK...

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23 August 2018
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20 August 2018

The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability disappointed by UK court's dismissal of case by victims of 2008 post-election violence in Kenya against Unilever

The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) has expressed disappointment with the judgement handed down by the UK Court of Appeal (CA) in the matter against Unilever. The claimants, who are a group of 218 survivors of 2007 post-election...

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15 August 2018
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O Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens criticou a audiência que homologou o termo de ajustamento de conduta (TAC), acordo de reparação por danos causados pelo rompimento da Barragem do Fundão, o desastre do Rio Doce. A audiência ocorreu em 8 de agost...

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14 August 2018

Unilever lawsuit (re ethnic violence in Kenya)

In 2016 employees and residents of a Unilever tea plantation in Kenya filed a lawsuit against Unilever PLC (the UK-domiciled parent company) and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (the Kenyan-incorporated subsidiary) at the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench...

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