[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 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 Severstal Shell Standard Chartered Talisman (part of Repsol) Texaco (part of Chevron) Total Trafigura Beheer UBS Walmart Yahoo! (part of Verizon)