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29 February 2012

US General Motors settles apartheid reparations claim

Author: Adrian Ephraim, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Twenty-five South Africans who suffered at the hands of the apartheid security police have claimed a small victory after a United States court ratified a settlement between the claimants and a bankrupt General Motors. It is claimed that the...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous...

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Seminar: The unfinished business of Apartheid [Bonn, 24-25 Sep 2010]

Author: Kosa

In 2002 South African Apartheid victims filed a claim for compensation in the United States of America against five international companies. Daimler, Ford, IBM, General Motors and Rheinmetall are accused of consciously supporting the racial system of...

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19 August 2010

Human Rights Human wrongs [So. Africa]

Author: [opinion] Michael Hausfeld, Ralph Bunche, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Victims of extrajudicial murder, torture, rape, and prolonged arbitrary detention filed a lawsuit in the United States in 2002 against multinational corporations alleging they aided and abetted the apartheid regime in the commission of gross human...

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30 July 2010

[PDF] Are German Sovereignty and Economic Interests Being Put Before Legal Claims For Victims of the South African Apartheid?

Author: Miriam Saage-Maaß, ECCHR

South African victims of the apartheid regime have filed compensation claims in the USA against Daimler AG and four other companies. The claimants charge that the enterprises either participated directly in international offences, or aided and abetted...

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26 May 2010

[PDF] International Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm - Transcript of luncheon speech on corporate behaviour and increasing demands

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Gaemo Group

Most corporate leaders have understood that CSR is important – but only a few know what they must do or what they are allowed to do…I have six important questions…1. The borderline between voluntary and mandatory. 2. Importance of human rights and...

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9 February 2010

Apartheid Case Tests Reach of US Courts

Author: Nico Colombant, Voice of America (VOA)

…Last month, a federal district court judge in New York allowed several claims by the South African Khulumani victims support group against international corporations to go forward…American Michael Hausfeld, the lead counsel for the Khulumani group… ...

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13 January 2010

Angry appeals show true colours of business [So. Africa]

Author: Jaco Barnard-Naudé, in Business Day [So. Africa]

The apartheid reparation cases in the US courts continue this week amid news that similar cases are now being prepared in Europe...It is an understatement to say that big business, abroad and in SA, has generally spoken out against these claims.....

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12 January 2010
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Author: Jean-Louis Pourtet, RFI (Radio France Internationale)

Les multinationales Daimler, IBM, Ford, General Motors et RheinMetall ont-elles été complices du régime d'apartheid en Afrique du Sud ? Un tribunal de New York doit statuer ce mardi 12 janvier 2010 en appel, sur une plainte de Khulumani, une...

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11 January 2010

US court considers appeal against apartheid lawsuit

Author: AFP

A US court on Monday heard an appeal by major corporations attempting to stop a lawsuit over their role in South Africa's apartheid-era regime. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York will now rule whether the appeal can go forward...

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