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US court dismisses case against CACI over alleged involvement in abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; plaintiffs will appeal

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29 June 2013

[video] Abu Ghraib: A justice denied

Author: Al Jazeera

[A US court has dismissed the case against CACI over alleged involvement in abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.] What are the wider implications of the ruling, now that military contractors play such a central role in US operations abroad and what precedent has been set for holding US corporations accountable for crimes committed overseas? Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, discusses with guests: Shereef Akeel, one of the lead lawyers on the Abu Ghraib against CACI; and Marco Simons, the legal director for EarthRights International. We did ask CACI to join our discussion but they did not respond…[Also refers to Chiquita, Shell]

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26 June 2013

Abu Ghraib case against CACI dismissed [USA]

Author: Marjorie Censer, Washington Post

Arlington-based CACI International secured a long-fought victory Wednesday when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging its employees directed mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The judge did not explicitly rule on CACI’s role in the alleged abuse, instead deciding that because the incidents happened overseas, the U.S. District Court in Alexandria does not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The decision...could have broad implications for the growing corps of contractors who accompany U.S. troops around the world and are tasked with sensitive jobs…The dismissal reveals a “blind spot” in U.S. law, said Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor...[T]he plaintiffs will appeal the dismissal...[Also refers to Engility]

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26 June 2013

[PDF] Al Shimari, et al. v. CACI International, et al., Memorandum opinion and order

Author: District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria division [USA]

[Full text of court's decision dismissing the case.]

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19 June 2013

Case profile: Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI and Titan (now L-3) regarding alleged crimes including torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and others, at Abu Ghraib prision in Iraq.]

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1 September 2001

full report: Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia

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