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10 November 2014

Suit Accuses Banks of Role in Financing Terror Attacks

Author: Ben Protess & Stephanie Clifford, New York Times (USA)

...More than 200 people, primarily American service members or family members of soldiers killed in Iraq, filed [a] lawsuit on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. Citing more than 50 attacks on American citizens stationed or working in Iraq during...

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24 June 2013

Terror Funding Case Could Clarify Limits of Foreign Privacy Laws [USA]

Author: Michael D. Goldhaber, Litigation Daily (USA)

Last year the American Bar Association reported that global companies in U.S. court increasingly face a "Hobson's choice": to offend a foreign privacy law, or to defy a U.S. discovery obligation…Arab Bank plc…filed a U.S. Supreme Court cert petition...

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20 June 2013

Case profile: Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]

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14 February 2013

Iranian students complain of discrimination overseas

Author: Sune Engel Rasmussen and Sanaz Raji, Guardian [UK]

As US and EU sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear programme continue to escalate, an increasing number of Iranians studying abroad are finding themselves in the firing line. Bank accounts have been frozen, student loans denied and university applications...

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16 May 2011

JustPay! Living wages Campaign [UK]

Author: FairPensions

When you pop into your local bank branch, do you know how much the cashier is getting paid? What about the security guard or the cleaner? Together we hold billions of pounds through our bank accounts, ISAs, pensions, and even insurance policies. This...

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1 May 2011

UK: Backed by investor coalition, JustPay! campaign calls on FTSE 100 companies to adopt a living wage

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11 October 2010

British banks complicit in Nigerian corruption, court documents reveal

Author: Global Witness

British high street banks have accepted millions of pounds in deposits from corrupt Nigerian politicians, raising serious questions about their commitment to tackling financial crime, warned Global Witness in a report published today. By taking money...

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1 October 2010

Global Witness says UK banks accepted deposits from corrupt Nigeria politicians, helping to "fuel corruption & entrench poverty"

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1 October 2010

[PDF] International Thief: How British Banks Are Complicit In Nigerian Corruption

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness has found that Barclays, HSBC, RBS, NatWest and UBS held accounts for two former Nigerian state governors, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha…and Joshua Dariye...These men funnelled dirty money into the UK,…sustaining a luxury lifestyle, in stark...

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25 February 2009

[PDF] Presentation to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This brief overview of some international developments in the field of business & human rights was presented to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights at their mini-conference on business and human rights, the purpose of which was “to...

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