US lawsuit alleging CACI tortured prisoners in Iraq is opportunity to “reel in unchecked corporate power”, says Center for Constitutional Rights

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6 November 2013

Abu Ghraib Torture Survivors Fight on Against Military Contractors

Author: Laura Raymond, Center for Constitutional Rights, in Huffington Post Blog (USA)

Since 2008…[Abu Ghraib torture survivors] have been seeking some measure of justice in U.S. courts through an ATS [Alien Tort Statute] lawsuit against CACI, the Virginia-based private military contractor hired to participate in interrogations at the prison and whose employees played a primary role in the torture of these men…Last week, the Abu Ghraib torture survivors…appealed the decision, challenging both the dismissal of the case and the legal fees…Now, six amicus briefs have been filed in support of the torture survivors' case, by legal scholars, human rights experts, retired military officers and other survivors of egregious human rights violations who have used the ATS to seek redress in U.S. courts…This case is a concrete opportunity to reel in unchecked corporate power and to send a message that when you commit heinous crimes abroad you must answer for them, no matter how powerful you are…

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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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