[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches world’s first online portal profiling human rights lawsuits against companies

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 28 October 2008

Today the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches a free online portal – the first to bring together and demystify lawsuits from across the world alleging human rights abuses by companies. The portal summarises in non-legal language over 35 cases and the positions of each side, with more cases to be added soon. It also presents special commentaries by experts...Companies in profiled lawsuits include: AngloGold Ashanti, Barclays, BHP Billiton, Biwater, Blackwater, BP, Cambior, Cape PLC, Chevron/Texaco, Chiquita, Coca-Cola, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Dow/Union Carbide, Drummond, DynCorp, ExxonMobil, Firestone, Ford, Freeport-McMoRan, IBM, Mitsubishi, Nike, Occidental, Rio Tinto, Severstal, Shell, Standard Chartered, Talisman, Trafigura, Total, UBS, Wal-Mart, Yahoo!

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Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Barclays BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Biwater Blackwater BP Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) Cambior Cape PLC Chevron Chiquita Coca-Cola Daimler Deutsche Bank Dow Chemical Drummond DynCorp ExxonMobil Ford Freeport-McMoRan IBM Mitsubishi Group Nike Occidental Petroleum Rio Tinto Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) Severstal Standard Chartered Talisman (part of Repsol) Texaco (part of Chevron) Total Trafigura Beheer UBS Walmart Yahoo! (part of Verizon)