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31 October 2003

[PDF] Community redress and multinational enterprises

Author: Alice Palmer, Foundation for International Law and Development (FIELD)

This paper...serves as a basic primer on some of the legal concepts and procedures relevant to communities seeking redress from multinationals. It looks at what makes multinationals different from other businesses and examines the obstacles to redress...

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30 September 2004

[PDF] Corporate accountability to the poor? Assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies

Author: Niamh Garvey & Peter Newell, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

While corporations secure access to decision-making and privilege through their contributions to state resources through taxes, and to economic development more generally by providing employment, the communities in which many TNCs invest, by contrast...

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4 March 2005

Somalia: Toxic & radioactive waste containers dumped by multinationals were broken open by tsunami - linked to illness among locals

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7 March 2005
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Author: Monique Mas, Radio France Internationale

...le tsunami a violemment bousculé des dépôts sauvages de produits toxiques et même radioactifs déversés sur les plages somaliennes par des industriels du Nord. Mal conditionnés, les containers fuient, depuis le passage du raz-de-marée. Le PNUE...

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1 October 2005

[DOC] Regulations for Corporations: A historical account of TNC regulation

Author: Désirée Abrahams

This paper has aimed to give a contemporary history of the regulation of transnational corporations...[refers to Ford, General Motors, IBM, Pepsi Cola (now PepsiCo), United Fruit Company (now Chiquita), International Telephone and Telegraph Company ...

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16 January 2009

[DOC] Open Letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights: The genesis and development of MNC litigation in South Africa and a possible model for the future

Author: Richard Meeran, Partner, Leigh Day & Co

The ability to hold multi-national corporations (MNCs) to account legally in the home states of their head office parent corporations, for wrongdoing arising from their overseas developing country operations, is important...In light of the focus of the...

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30 April 2009

[PDF] Memorandum to The Joint Committee on Human Rights - Inquiry on Business and Human Rights [UK]

Author: Leigh, Day & Co Solicitors

This paper addresses the...1. Application of the Human Rights Act to businesses to which public functions have been contracted out by public authorities. 2. Effectiveness of judicial mechanisms for holding UK business to account for human rights...

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28 September 2009

[PDF] Special event: Martyn Day & Paul Hoffman speaking on “Human rights lawsuits against companies – our experiences with victims, their families and businesspeople” (London, 3 Dec 2009)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is pleased to invite you to an event featuring leading human rights lawyers: Martyn Day (UK) & Paul Hoffman (US). Both have brought landmark lawsuits against companies. They will be speaking on the same...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Review of the Brussels I Regulation

Author: CORE Coalition, Leigh Day & Co, The TUC, Amnesty International, Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID), One World Action, Global Witness and The Cornerhouse

...[I]n March 2007, the European Parliament passed a resolution on Corporate Social Responsibility...This prompted in particular by the submission of the Ministry of Justice of the UK...[whose] proposal is, in effect, an attempt to turn...

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6 March 2011

[PDF] Tort litigation against multinationals (“MNCs”) for violation of human rights: an overview of the position outside the US

Author: Richard Meeran, Leigh Day & Co

Over the past decade, the US Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”)…has generally been viewed as the mechanism with the most promising potential for holding MNCs to account for human rights violations in developing countries. In recent years, US public interest...

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