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30 November 2004

[PDF] The Changing Landscape of Liability - A Director’s Guide to Trends in Corporate Environmental, Social and Economic Liability

Author: SustainAbility

[refers to Phillip Morris (part of Altria), McDonald's, Nestlé, Nike, Unocal, Ford, Shell, Monsanto, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), Talisman, Walt Disney, Swiss Re, General Motors, General Electric, Texaco (part of...

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20 November 2004

Human rights: Can multinationals be held accountable?

Author: Ron Chepesiuk, National Defense College, Bangladesh, in Daily Star [Bangladesh]

...little effort has been made to make the multinationals accountable for what they do in interest of profit. But times are changing, thanks to a coalition consisting of plaintiffs from the developing world and aggressive human rights groups...[that]...

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7 October 2004

Costa Rica banana workers sue over pesticide

Author: Reuters

Thousands of banana pickers in Costa Rica have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against two chemical companies [Dow Chemical, Shell Chemical] and three major U.S. fresh produce companies [Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte] claiming that exposure to a toxic...

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30 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "In Our Court: ATCA, Sosa and the Triumph of Human Rights"

Author: EarthRights International

This report seeks to summarize the history, jurisprudence and politics of ATCA in order to explain how this relatively obscure law became a lightning rod in the world of business and human rights...[refers to Unocal, Chevron (part of ChevronTexaco),...

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5 June 2004

[DOC] Beyond Mask-Building: An Ethical Order in Investment [Kenya]

Author: Steve Ouma, Deputy Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission

...studies done by the Kenya Human Rights Commission and other civil society actors have revealed that most voluntary codes and CSR initiatives have been a “convenient mask”...Corporates can act as better citizens by embracing corporate accountability...

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13 May 2004

Analysis: Is trying to kill the Alien Tort Claims Act digging for fool’s gold?

Author: Paul Tarr, New York-based lawyer and public affairs consultant, in Ethical Corporation

To date, major brands including Unocal, ChevronTexaco, Union Carbide [part of Dow Chemical], ExxonMobil, Gap, Coca-Cola, [Fresh Del Monte Produce], Citigroup, Ford and Nike have been sued under the ATCA for complicity in human rights violations.....

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8 March 2004

Recent ATCA Cases Against Corporate Defendants

Author: EarthRights International

[provides brief status report on human rights lawsuits in US courts under Alien Tort Claims Act against: ChevronTexaco, Coca-Cola, Drummond, Dyncorp, ExxonMobil, Freeport-McMoran, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Gap, Rio Tinto, Shell, Southern Peru Copper,...

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24 November 2003

Slave Labor? Unocal is being sued in the U.S. for ignoring abuses in Burma. It's the next globalization battle

Author: Adam Zagorin, Time

...But TIME has obtained unsealed court documents that challenge the company's assertion. A Unocal consultant warned the firm in 1992 that "throughout Burma, the government habitually makes use of forced labor..." [also refers to Total, Fresh Del...

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1 October 2003

Strange Fruit - Guatemalan peasants murdered on [former] Del Monte banana plantation

Author: Matt Pacenza, Village Voice [USA]

Lawyers with the International Labor Rights Fund are...helping exiled union leaders sue the company [Fresj Del Monte Produce] in a Florida court under the 214-year-old Alien Tort Claims Act...The lawsuit alleges that the $2 billion company conspired...

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26 June 2003

company website: Fresh Del Monte Produce

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