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3 July 2013
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Author: AP

Los demandantes en un multimillonario juicio contra la empresa estadounidense Chevron lograron una nueva sentencia en cortes de Ecuador que ordena el embargo de $96.35 millones que el país sudamericano debía a esa multinacional. El presidente de la...

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14 January 2013

Should Polluting Nations Be Liable for Climate Damages?

Author: Fred Pearce, Yale Environment 360 [USA]

[The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change] allows countries to take those nations failing in their duties under the convention to the…International Court of Justice...[I]f countries can sue each other, why not private actions against fossil fuel...

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10 July 2012

Routes to redress

Author: Adrienne Margolis, Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB)

The uncertainty over the fate of the US Alien Tort Statute and the recent withdrawal of legal aid in the UK for cases brought against multinational companies has prompted a debate about avenues to redress for corporate harm...Experts point out that in...

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1 June 2012

[PDF] Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability - EJOLT Report No. 4

Author: Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of massive environmental damage and human rights violations, resulting from the operation of multinational corporations (MNCs)....

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1 April 2011
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Author: Joëlle Matte, Institut québécois des hautes études internationales, Université Laval

[Les acteurs privés]…de l’industrie des ressources extractives…doivent fréquemment interagir avec des États aux capacités institutionnelles et juridiques limitées...Il se dessine graduellement une exigence de réglementation des entreprises...

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29 December 2010

Photostory: Volvo equipment used in house demolitions (part 2) [Israel & the Occupied Territories]

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada

Israeli forces are using Volvo construction equipment and trucks in the destruction of Palestinian property. The Electronic Intifada has previously documented the use of Volvo equipment by the Israeli government in its destruction of Palestinian...

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15 December 2010

Outcry in Denmark over firm's involvement in occupation

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada

The Danish-British security firm G4S has come under scrutiny after it was revealed last month that it supplies equipment and services to Israel for use at checkpoints and settlements in the occupied West Bank and at Israeli prisons...the Israel Prison...

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10 November 2010

[PDF] MERCENARIES, MERCENARISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Author: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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14 October 2010

Riwal investigated [Netherlands]

Author: Vertikal.net

The offices of Dutch based international rental company Riwal were subjected to a search yesterday by the Dutch Ministry of Justice. The company has issued a statement saying that the search followed a report or claim by an unknown party. It says that...

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20 April 2010

Pulp mill frays Argentine-Uruguay relations

Author: Jude Webber, Financial Times

The United Nations' highest court rejected Argentina’s claims that the Finnish-owned mill was polluting a jointly-administered river between the two countries, and thus [that it can] continue operating... In a ruling which cannot be appealed, the...

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