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Nestlé has nothing to fear from Swiss legal system

Fourteen months after receiving a criminal complaint, the office of public prosecution in the Swiss Canton of Waadt decided on 1 May 2013 not to investigate whether Nestlé and its managers were liable for negligently contributing to the death of Colombian Nestlé trade unionist Luciano Romero. In March 2012 ECCHR together with Colombian partner organizations lodged a complaint with the prosecution in the…Canton of Zug, who failed to initiate an investigation and instead handed the proceedings over to the Canton of Waadt. Rather than promptly beginning an investigation, the prosecution in Waadt made use of various formalities to delay the proceedings until they could declare that the matter had become time-barred. The victim’s widow…will appeal the decision. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nestlé to respond – response provided]

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Nestlé lawsuit (re Colombia)

NGO critical of Swiss prosecutors' handling of case against Nestlé; complaint alleged Nestlé was complicit in killing of Colombian trade unionist