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29 July 2016

Philippines: World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to complaint alleging human rights abuses from climate change

In September 2015, civil society groups and typhoon survivors brought a complaint before the Commission of Human Rights of the Philippines calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil fuel companies for fuelling climate change...

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15 June 2016

Blog: Business & human rights courses will influence firms to fill governance gaps & not disregard societal impacts

Author: Caroline Kaeb and David Scheffer, Principles for Responsible Management Education, in Opinio Juris

"The Corporate Joust with Morality," 6 Jun 2016...

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3 December 2015

USA: Massey Energy ex-CEO found guilty of conspiring to break safety laws following deadly mine explosion

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22 September 2015

Philippines: Carbon majors face national human rights complaint on climate change for the first time

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8 January 2015

USA: Trial against former Massey Energy CEO over fatal mine explosion delayed

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5 January 2015

Massey CEO Blankenship’s Trial Delayed Until April

Author: Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

Ex-Massey Energy chief Donald Blankenship won an almost three-month delay of his trial...on federal charges tied to a fatal 2010 mine explosion that was the worst U.S. coal industry disaster in 40 years. A West Virginia judge today agreed to push back...

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1 December 2014

USA: Former Massey CEO indicted for West Virginia coal mine deaths

Author: Trip Gabriel, New York Times

"West Virginia Coal Country Sees New Era as Donald Blankenship Is Indicted", 30 Nov 2014 ...

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28 March 2013

Former Massey official pleads guilty in safety probe, says he conspired with CEO [USA]

Author: Ken Ward Jr., West Virginia Gazette [USA]

A former Massey Energy official who is cooperating with prosecutors on Thursday implicated the company's former chief executive officer, Don Blankenship, in a decade-long conspiracy to hide safety violations from federal inspectors. Former Massey...

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7 December 2011

$200 Million Settlement Reached Over Massey Mine Disaster [USA]

Author: Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone

The owner [Alpha Natural Resources] of Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia [Massey mine] where 29 miners died last year in a violent explosion, is ready to pay $209.5 million to settle civil and criminal claims related to the blast...One big...

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29 June 2011

Officials: W.Va. Mine Operator Kept Two Sets Of Safety Records [USA]

Author: Howard Berkes, National Public Radio [USA]

Federal mine disaster investigators disclosed a few pieces of new information Tuesday night from their year-long look at the April 2010 deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion. They said that:...

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