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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales
« Affaire Chevron-Équateur : l’arbitrage international confirme sa réputation d’instrument au service des puissants », 17 septembre 2018...
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Author: Lisa Kadel, Tara Van Ho and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis
...[T]he Court of Appeal (‘CA’) in England dismissed the case of AAA v Unilever in which victims of ethnic violence claimed that parent company, Unilever PLC (‘Unilever’), and its Kenyan subsidiary, Unilever Tea Kenya Ltd (‘Unilever Kenya’) were...
Commentary: Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform
Author: William Meade, CORE Coalition
...At present...there is no statutory regime in the UK for dealing with alleged violations of human rights by corporate actors...In three parent company liability cases heard before the UK Court of Appeal – Lungowe v. Vedanta, Okpabi v. Shell, and AAA...
Australia: Civil society and business leaders express strong support for Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in open letter to Prime Minister
In an open letter to the Prime Minister, leaders of civil society, business, investors, academics and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, acknowledging the goodwill, time and effort contributed by...
This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...
Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell: An opportunity to honour international standards or another instance of corporate impunity?
Author: Gabriela Quijano, Legal Adviser, Amnesty International - International Secretariat
On 14 February 2018, a UK Court of Appeal dismissed the Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell (RDS or Shell) appeal on the basis that RDS could not be held legally responsible for the actions of its Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of...
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UK: Home Office review of Modern Slavery Act to focus on its operation, effectiveness & potential improvements
Author: Home Office - GOV.UK
"Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: terms of reference", 17 August 2018...
Australia: Senate Committee reports on Modern Slavery Bill 2018, recommending list of reporting entities and 'independent statutory officer'
Author: Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
24 August 2018...