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The questions over aiding and abetting

Does a group of Burmese villagers have the right to take legal action in the US against a US oil company over alleged complicity in murder and forced labour in their home country? Unocal, the oil company, will shortly resume its efforts to persuade a federal appeals court in California that they do not...Lawyers representing the Burmese villagers in the Unocal case believe the complaints - of complicity in acts of murder, forced labour and rape - will be sufficient to bring the case to trial. [refers also to cases against ExxonMobil, Talisman, Shell, ChevronTexaco]

Part of the following stories

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Shell por actividades en Nigeria

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)