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The Future of International Corporate Human Rights Litigation: A Transatlantic Comparison.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):American Business Law Journal. Sep2021, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p579-642. 64p.

Abstract:Imposing legal liability on corporations for their involvement in human rights violations remains problematic. In the United States, civil liability in such circumstances developed in a series of Alien Tort Statute cases. This evolution came to an abru...

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Perspectives From a Practitioner: Lessons Learned From the Apartheid Litigation.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Harvard International Law Journal. Summer2020, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p451-509. 59p.

Abstract:Critics often contend that human rights litigation is not particularly useful in advancing human rights. Yet such critiques tend to miss the mark both because they demand too much of litigation--which is, of course, but one tool available to the human ...

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Georgia v. Russia (II).

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):American Journal of International Law. Apr2021, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p288-294. 7p.

Abstract:On January 21, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) issued its judgment in the interstate case of Georgia v. Russia (II). Georgia complained that Russia committed systemic human rights violations in the course of the 2008 war in So...

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The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration.

Publication Type:Conference

Source(s):American Society of International Law: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. 2020, Vol. 114, p149-155. 7p.

Abstract:Let me start with the goals of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. The Business and Human Rights Arbitration Project dates back to 2013. In that year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Kiobel v. Shell case that the U.S. Alien Tor...

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Transnational corporations and modern slavery: Nevsun and beyond.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Corporate Law Studies; Oct 2021, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p491-516, 26p

Abstract:Copyright of Journal of Corporate Law Studies is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may p...

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Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):American Journal of International Law. Jan2021, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p107-114. 8p.

Abstract:In Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to dismiss a series of customary international law claims brought by Eritrean refugees against a Canadian mining corporation for grave human rights abuses committed in Eritrea. In ...

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Torturers on trial.

Publication Type:Periodical

Source(s):Economist. 1/22/2022, Vol. 442 Issue 9280, p41-42. 2p.

Abstract:The article reports on the strategy by victims of human rights abuses to file their cases in foreign countries to boost their chances of achieving justice. It cites the life sentence meted by a German court against former Syrian intelligence officer An...

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Mind the Gap: Ensuring that Quasi-State Actors Are Held Liable for Human Rights Abuses.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):George Washington Law Review. May2019, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p740-781. 42p.

Abstract:In a series of cases decided by the Supreme Court between 2004 and 2018, human rights statutory mechanisms such as the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act ("TVPA"), and the Anti-Terrorism Act have been narrowed in reach, limiting the ...

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Human Rights Violations by Canadian Companies Abroad: Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Western Journal of Legal Studies. 2015, Vol. 5 Issue 1, preceding p1-19. 21p.

Abstract:The article discusses the Canadian court case Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc. which involves human rights violations of the mining company's subsidiary in Guatemala, held by Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The case involves direct negligence in tort by...

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Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):American University International Law Review. 2018, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1-88. 88p.

Abstract:The article discusses the concurrent procedures in the coordinated settlement of human rights abuse litigations from separatist areas before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Topics include the report by the Council of Europe (CoE) Parliament...

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