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Artigo
25 October 2010
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Autor: James G. Stewart of University of British Columbia, Open Society Justice Initiative

As part of [the] growing interest in resource wars, Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources explores the elements of corporate liability for the war crime of pillage…By exploring these cases and the law governing pillage in...

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História
18 March 2010
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In 1998, five Chinese survivors of World War II brought legal action in Japan against Nishimatsu Construction.  The plaintiffs alleged that Nishimatsu forcibly brought Chinese individuals to the Hiroshima Prefecture during World War II and used them as...

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Artigo
11 February 2010
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Autor: Andrew M. Harris, Bloomberg

A group of Holocaust victims, their survivors and heirs sued the Hungarian state railway, claiming it aided the Nazi extermination of Jews at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The plaintiffs seek $240 million in compensatory damages, plus an...

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Artigo
23 October 2009
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Autor: Kang Jian, Arimitsu Ken & William Underwood, Asia Pacific Journal

[I]n October 2009…Nishimatsu Construction…voluntarily agree[d] to compensate Chinese victims of wartime forced labor in Japan after resisting the redress claim for more than a decade…Nishimatsu…set up a trust fund of 250 million yen, or $2.5 million…to...

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Artigo
23 October 2009
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Autor: Xinhua

Nishimatsu Construction secured a reconciliation Friday with wartime Chinese laborers, agreeing to pay 250 million yen (2.74 million U.S. dollars) to the war victims. According the reconciliation agreement…Nishimatsu, which offered the reconciliation...

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Artigo
9 August 2009
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Autor: Kyodo News [Japan]

A memorial service was held in Tokyo on Saturday for 6,830 Chinese forced laborers who died in various parts of Japan during the war…the first to mourn all Chinese who perished in such circumstances…Many Chinese died of poor nutrition, overwork and...

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Artigo
21 June 2009
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Autor: Justice Ian Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada, in American Bar Association journal The Brief

In this article, ICJ [Intl. Commission of Jurists] Commissioner, Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada, describes the progress that has been made, and that which remains to be made, in developing an acceptable legal liability framework for...

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Artigo
11 June 2009
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Autor: Michael Goldhaber, American Lawyer

Late Monday, on the eve of trial in New York, the parties settled in Wiwa v. Shell. For those with longer memories, it was reminiscent of March 2005, when another case hyped as the great breakthrough for corporate human rights, Doe v. Unocal, settled...

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Artigo
22 December 2008
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Autor: Kiroku Hanai, Japan Times

…The plaintiffs in the postwar compensation lawsuits were placed at a decisive disadvantage last April when the Supreme Court ruled that Chinese citizens forcibly taken to Japan to work for Nishimatsu Construction had no right to claim damages because...

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Artigo
23 May 2008
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Autor: Mark Taylor & Salil Tripathi, in Guardian [UK]

In his report last year, John Ruggie, the UN special representative on business and human rights noted that the complex interaction between UN tribunals and the ICC statute on one hand, and extension of responsibility for international crimes under...

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