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3 July 2020
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En promedio, entre 2007 y 2018, las empresas italianas han vendido y entregado 10,000 pistolas y revólveres y 1,000 cien rifles al mercado mexicano cada año...Entre 2007 y 2018, México fue el segundo mayor cliente latinoamericano en la industria...

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1 July 2020

Iraq - Blackwater incident, 16 Sep 2007

On 16 Sep 2007, Blackwater personnel guarding a US diplomatic convoy in Western Baghdad opened fire.  The company and the US Government claim the convoy had been attacked but other accounts stated Blackwater's gunfire was unprovoked.  According to rep...

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23 June 2020

Georgia: Labor reform introduced in Parliament

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

18 June 2020...

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19 June 2020
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Author: La Jornada (México)

“SCJN falla a favor de ley de consulta previa a pueblos indígenas”, 10 de junio de 2020...

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16 June 2020

USA: Landmark Supreme Court decision rules that employers cannot discriminate against LGBTQ+ workers

On 15 July 2020, the US Supreme ruled that employers who terminate workers' employment on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity are in breach of civil rights laws. The case centred on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which b...

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10 June 2020

Commentary: We must stop law firms from cashing in on the pandemic – before it's too late

Author: Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt, openDemocracy (UK)

19 May 2020...

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10 June 2020

Countries to face a ‘wave’ of corporate lawsuits challenging emergency COVID-19 measures

Author: Laura Basu, Laurie Macfarlane, Aaron White, openDemocracy (UK)

19 May 2020...

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10 June 2020

Law firms prepare for corporate lawsuits challenging govts. over COVID-19 emergency measures

More than 20 corporate law firms have offered their services to multinational corporations planning to sue governments over pandemic response measures, according to the Transnational Institute and the Corporate Europe Observatory....

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7 June 2020

Thailand: UN Virtual Forum on Business and Human Rights organisers urged to highlight ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defenders

Author: 53 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) & 23 Individuals

"An Open Letter to the Organizers of the United Nations Virtual Forum on Business and Human Rights: New Challenges. New Approaches, Asia and the Pacific, to be held on June 9 -11, 2020", 7 June 2020...

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3 June 2020

Commentary: Govts’ COVID-19 response measures should not give rise to damages claims brought by foreign investors

Author: Corporate Europe Observatory & Transnational Institute

“Cashing in on the pandemic: How lawyers are preparing to sue states over COVID-19 response measures”, 19 May 2020...

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