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23 May 2008

International Alert & Fafo launch "Red Flags" guide to warn companies of legal liability risks for intl. crimes

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23 May 2008

Red Flags: Liability risks for companies operating in high-risk zones

Author: International Alert & Fafo Institute

The web of liability is expanding. The legal liabilities of a company operating internationally are not limited to the domestic laws in host countries. Laws at home and in third countries may also apply. This web site lists activities which should...

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30 August 2007

Chinese wartime damages claim dismissed

Author: Kyodo News [Japan]

The Maebashi District Court dismissed a ¥460 million damages claim Wednesday by 46 Chinese who demanded that the government and construction companies compensate them for wartime forced labor... The presiding judge...admitted that the plaintiffs were...

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12 June 2007

Germany ends war chapter with "slave fund" closure

Author: Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters

Germany [shut] down a forced labour fund that paid out more than 4.37 billion euros to 1.7 million elderly victims of the Hitler era around the world. The fund was set up in 2000 by the German government and 6,000 German companies, many of which had...

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Article
6 June 2007

Aso Mining's POW Labor: the Evidence - Records Tokyo Seems Unable or Unwilling to Find [Japan]

Author: William Underwood, Seoul Times

One year after media reports that Aso Mining used 300 Allied prisoners of war for forced labor in 1945, Foreign Minister Taro Aso is refusing to confirm that POWs dug coal for his family's firm—and even challenging reporters to produce evidence.....

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1 June 2007

No redress for illegal actions during war [Japan]

Author: Asahi Shimbun [Japan]

The Nagoya High Court on Thursday rejected compensation claims of South Korean women forced to work in a Japanese factory during World War II, but acknowledged that the government's actions violated international law. Six South Korean women..., as...

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8 May 2007
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Author: BBC Mundo

Varios historiadores, parlamentarios y periodistas holandeses solicitaron una investigación acerca de versiones según las cuales la aerolínea nacional, KLM [parte de Air France], ayudó a alemanes nazis, incluyendo criminales de guerra, a escapar a...

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8 May 2007

Dutch airline KLM to probe flights for fleeing Nazis

Author: Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Dutch airline KLM will probably seek an independent investigation into whether it flew Nazi fugitives to Argentina after the Second World War, the national airline said on Tuesday. Questions over KLM's past surfaced last week after a Dutch television...

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8 May 2007

KLM to seek independent investigation of whether it helped Nazi war criminals escape to Argentina after World War II

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Article
30 April 2007

War compensation [Japan]

Author: [editorial] Asahi Shimbun [Japan]

The Supreme Court Friday ruled that...individual Chinese people have...[no] right to seek through the judicial system compensation for suffering inflicted by wartime Japan. This ruling...rejected all claims for compensation from the Japanese...

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