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18 June 2013
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Author: Le Parisien (France)

D'abord simple rédacteur, cet Irlandais installé en France depuis vingt-trois ans va rapidement diriger la documentation technique de Qosmos. En 2011, la presse révèle que le programme Eagle, vendu par Qosmos à la société Amesys et sur lequel a...

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15 May 2013

The Global Lawyer: Kiobel's Continental Cousins

Author: Michael D. Goldhaber, Litigation Daily [USA]

On the first day of spring…I told a European audience in Paris why the law of U.S. corporate alien tort was about to wither. I expected to hear at the conference…about civil actions for corporate accountability taking root on the Continent. But I soon...

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5 February 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Bulletin - Issue 8

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Full text of February 2013 issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. Refers to lawsuits against Amesys (part of Bull), Anvil Mining (part of China Minmetals), BP, Chevron, Nestlé, Qosmos, Shell, Texaco (part of Chevron),...

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26 November 2012

Qosmos lawsuit (re Syria)

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25 July 2012
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Author: Beatrix Baconnier, Agence France Presse

Après Amesys en Libye, une autre société française pourrait intéresser la justice pour ses activités en Syrie cette fois: deux ONG ont porté plainte contre Qosmos, accusée d'avoir fourni à Damas du matériel informatique utilisé pour organiser la...

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24 January 2012

Human Rights First & OWNI Digital Journalism articles on surveillance technology & oppressive regimes

Author: Meg Roggensack and Betsy Walters, Human Rights First, OWNI Digital Journalism; reponses compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2011, Human Rights First published a blog entitled "Excuses, excuses: Surveillance Technology and Oppressive Regimes", alleging that companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human...

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18 November 2011

H-P Computers Underpin Syria Surveillance

Author: Vernon Silver, Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard equipment worth more than $500,000 has been installed in computer rooms in Syria, underpinning a surveillance system being built to monitor e-mails and Internet use, according to documents from the deal and a person familiar with the...

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3 November 2011

Syria Crackdown Aided by U.S.-Europe Spy Gear

Author: Ben Elgin, Vernon Silver, Bloomberg

As Syria’s crackdown on protests has claimed more than 3,000 lives since March, Italian technicians...have been busy equipping President Bashar al-Assad’s regime with the power to intercept, scan and catalog virtually every e-mail that flows through...

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11 July 2011

Response by Qosmos: Human Rights First says companies providing surveillance technology to oppressive regimes in the Middle East contribute to human rights abuses

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14 August 2001

Qosmos lawsuit (re Syria)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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