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9 December 2014

France to compensate US Holocaust victims for SNCF’s role in transporting victims to Nazi camps

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9 December 2014
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Author: AFP

« SNCF : Paris va dédommager les victimes américaines de la Shoah », 5 décembre 2014...

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11 August 2014

Japan/Korea: Video of interview of Prof. Pitts on trends towards greater accountability for forced labour & sexual slavery during the World War II

Author: Arirang Video on Demand

Controversies Surrounding Korea-Japan 1965 Treaty...On today’s [AFTER 10], we are joined by professor Chip Pitts from Stanford University who is an expert in international law and hear more about the controversies surrounding the two nations. [refers...

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4 April 2014

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Countries in Transition

Author: Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University), Rights as Usual

[A]t the 9 Bedford Row International Conference on “Human Rights in Post-Revolution States”... [m]y talk was on “Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Countries in Transition”. The area of corporate accountability and transitional...

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21 February 2014

U.S.-France Holocaust-reparation talks renew focus on firm planning bid on Purple Line job

Author: Katherine Shaver, Washington Post

The French government has begun negotiating with the State Department over paying reparations to America’s Holocaust survivors who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains — a decades-old controversy now surrounding a French company bidding...

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5 February 2014

SNCF faces ban in US over Holocaust role

Author: Joshua Melvin, Local (France)

American lawmakers in the state of Maryland have proposed a bill that could prevent SNCF from bidding for public projects on that side of the Atlantic until it makes restitution payments for its role in taking Jews to concentration camps during the...

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20 December 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 11, December 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 11th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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14 November 2013

Punish Companies That Pillage

Author: James G. Stewart, University of British Colombia in New York Times

Pillage is a war crime. And yet, when it comes to natural resources, companies doing business in war zones have largely been free to plunder with impunity — until now. This month, Swiss authorities opened an investigation against one of the world’s...

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23 October 2013

Six months on from Rana Plaza - survivors still fighting for compensation [Bangladesh]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign & International Labour Rights Forum

Thursday 24th October marks six months since the deadliest disaster to hit the garment industry, when Rana Plaza collapsed. With over 1,100 people killed and thousands more injured the battle for full and fair compensation continues...CCC and...

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18 September 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 10, Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 10th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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