Lawsuits: Selected cases

Our Corporate Legal Accountability "Big Issue" is here.  Below are links to case profiles on human rights lawsuits against companies.  A complete list of lawsuits profiled is available here.

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3 July 2020

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re Côte d'Ivoire)

In 2005, three individuals from an NGO filed a class action lawsuit in the USA against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill alleging they had been trafficked from Mali as child slaves and forced to work in the Côte d'Ivoire on plantations which...

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30 June 2020

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Municipal Court charges a journalist over alleged incitement following his Facebook post criticising govt's response to COVID-19

Author: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, Khmer Times

"Journalist charged with incitement in capital", 30 June 2020...

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29 June 2020

Thailand’s Supreme Court acquits Andy Hall in criminal defamation & computer crimes case filed by Natural Fruit

Author: Finnwatch

"Thailand's Supreme Court rules in favour of Andy Hall in criminal defamation and computer crimes case", 30 June 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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15 June 2020

NSO Group lawsuit (re hacking WhatsApp users)

In 2019, WhatsApp filed suit in California state court against NSO Group, an Israeli-based spyware firm, alleging illegal hacking. They request an injunction to block NSO Group from attempting to access its computer system, as well as damages for viol...

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4 June 2020

Technoprivod lawsuit against environmental NGO (re defamation, Ukraine)

In January 2020 Technoprivod Invest Group, a subsidiary of Austrian company Kronospan, filed a lawsuit against Ecoclub, an environmental NGO, in Ukraine alleging defamation in relation to an environmental analysis report concerning the negative impact...

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4 June 2020

Thammakaset lawsuits against former workers (re defamation on labour conditions, Thailand)

This page is a compilation of lawsuits filed by Thammakaset, a poultry farm in Thailand, against workers, journalists, and academics for alleged defamation regarding labour conditions at the poultry farm. Many cases are still ongoing....

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22 May 2020

China: Blogger discusses challenges and opportunities for environmental nonprofits to file public interest litigations

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22 May 2020

China: Blogger discusses challenges and opportunities for environmental nonprofits to file public interest litigations

Author: Liu Jinmei, Weixin NGOnews

“Public Interest Litigations and Environmental Nonprofits”, 18 May 2020...

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22 May 2020
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“观点 | 公益诉讼倒逼环保组织向专业化方向发展”,2020年5月21日...

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