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U.S.: Rights Advocates Hail 'Landmark' Settlement With American Corporation

Author: Jeffrey Donovan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Published on: 24 March 2005

Human rights advocates say the case [against Unocal regarding Burma]...could help make it easier for multinational corporations to be held accountable for human rights violations committed in the course of their work...Unocal has always denied it knew anything about the alleged abuse. But this week, the California firm and lawyers representing the plaintiffs announced they had reached an out-of-court settlement... [also refers to lawsuits against Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Del Monte (Fresh Del Monte Produce), Total; also refers to Gap]

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Related companies: Coca-Cola ExxonMobil Fresh Del Monte Produce Gap Total Unocal (part of Chevron)