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19 February 2015

Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Author: Kelley Vlahos, American Conservative

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war's worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue...[Concerned are] the private contractors from CACI Inc., and Titan Corporation...Scores of former detainees...have taken...

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10 February 2015

CACI asks US court to dismiss case over alleged torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib

Author: Al Jazeera (Qatar)

"US defence contractor wants Abu Ghraib lawsuit scrapped", 8 Feb 2015...

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6 February 2015

No impunity for corporate torturers at Abu Ghraib, attorneys argue

Author: Centre for Constitutional Rights

…[F]our Iraqi victims tortured at…Abu Ghraib prison urged a federal district court to reject attempts by private military contractor CACI…to have their lawsuit for the contractor’s role in their torture dismissed…U.S. military investigators determined...

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6 February 2015

US court to consider if CACI can be sued for damages in USA over alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison

Author: New York Times (USA)

"Will Anyone Pay for Abu Ghraib?", 5 Feb 2015...

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2 February 2015
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Author: Thomas Öchsner, Süddeutsche Zeitung

"In Deutschland haben Arbeiterstriche nichts zu suchen", Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2. Februar 2015...

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26 January 2015

Judicial remedies for victims of business human rights abuses narrowing & harassment of human rights defenders increasing, says Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in openGlobalRights

“Doors closing on judicial remedies for corporate human rights abuse,” 26 Jan 2015...

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26 January 2015
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Author: Sif Thorgeirsson, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans openGlobalRights

Le droit à un recours est l'un des principaux piliers des Principes directeurs des Nations Unies  relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme. Cependant, un examen des nombreux procès intentés contre les entreprises concernant leurs impacts sur...

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22 January 2015

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches its third annual briefing on corporate legal accountability

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14 January 2015

2015 Annual Report: Human Rights Defenders in the Balance

Author: Front Line Defenders

This report highlights some of the main global and regional trends which emerged from Front Line Defenders work in 2014. In 2014,...[the organisation] issued 265 urgent appeals on over 400 human rights defenders at risk; it provided 418 security...

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9 January 2015

Book review: "The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order"

Author: Economist

As Sean McFate shows in a fascinating and disturbing book, “The Modern Mercenary”, the provision of private armies to the world’s conflict zones has boomed in the past 25 years. The market for these firms could evolve from a monopsony, in which the...

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