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Analysis: Is trying to kill the Alien Tort Claims Act digging for fool’s gold?

To date, major brands including Unocal, ChevronTexaco, Union Carbide [part of Dow Chemical], ExxonMobil, Gap, Coca-Cola, [Fresh Del Monte Produce], Citigroup, Ford and Nike have been sued under the ATCA for complicity in human rights violations...Ultimately, MNCs can have an impact in the public debate over the ATCA. They can do so by demonstrating a commitment to transparency and dialogue with governments and NGOs, and through a palpable sense that abuses committed in connection with their overseas investments will not be tolerated.

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Perfil de demanda judicial contra Coca-Cola por actividades en Colombia

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Shell por actividades en Nigeria

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Chevron/Texaco por actividades en Ecuador

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)