Negocios durante el apartheid

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19 September 2013
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Autor(a): Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 10th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to...

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2 September 2013
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Autor(a): Mia Swart, BDlive (So. Africa)

On [21 August], the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in New York dismissed the apartheid lawsuit…From a procedural point of view, it came as no surprise. The case nevertheless was a huge setback for human rights law and for the international right to...

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30 August 2013
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Autor(a): Michael D. Goldhaber, in Litigation Daily (USA)

For a zombie doctrine, alien tort had a lively late summer. [In August]…U.S. judges handed down no fewer than five post-Kiobel rulings. And although alien tort plaintiffs see four rays of hope, their most ambitious claim of all took a stake through the...

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22 August 2013
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Autor(a): Brendan Pierson, New York Law Journal

Three companies cannot be held liable in the United States for racial discrimination and violence in apartheid-era South Africa now that the U.S. Supreme Court has limited the use of the Alien Tort Statute, a federal appeals court has ruled. A...

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20 June 2013
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5 December 2012
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Autor(a): Mail & Guardian [South Africa]

[The] violence witnessed in the mining sector this year stems from "underlying social problems that remain", says Anglo American's CEO Cynthia Carroll. "The violence...has its seeds in the legacy of apartheid...The curse of unemployment means that mine...

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1 October 2012
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Autor(a): [opinion] Desmond Tutu, in USA Today

...[On] Monday,...the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that could severely weaken a key legal mechanism...for survivors of abuses such as those that fueled apartheid...Shell Oil is set to argue...that this law cannot be used to hold it...

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4 September 2012
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Autor(a): Professor John Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

On October 1, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will rehear arguments in a landmark case...Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum...brought by Nigerian plaintiffs against Shell...alleging that the company aided and abetted the Nigerian military...

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15 April 2012
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Autor(a): Emily Dugan, Independent [UK]

A British gold mining firm is to appear in the High Court next month, accused of exposing workers in South Africa to life-threatening diseases caused by dust in the mines. More than a thousand former miners from South Africa are bringing a case against...

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29 February 2012
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Autor(a): Adrian Ephraim, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

Twenty-five South Africans who suffered at the hands of the apartheid security police have claimed a small victory after a United States court ratified a settlement between the claimants and a bankrupt General Motors. It is claimed that the...

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