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17 March 2020

Analysis of impact of recent legal decisions for corporate accountability in the Americas

Author: Nicolàs Carrillo-Santarelli

"Crossing the Rubicon: Major Developments on the Human Rights Obligations of Corporations" 12 March 2020...

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27 January 2020

USA: Boards should increase accountability for sexual harassment, says lawyer

Author: Julie Goldsmith Reiser, Financial Times

"Boards must be held accountable for sexual harassment scandals," 1 Jan 2020 [Subscription required]...

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31 December 2019

Chile: Court upholds complaint from indigenous communities against SQM over water usage rights linked to lithium mining

Author: Reuters and Mining.com

"SQM dealt blow by environmental court ruling", 27 December 2019....

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10 December 2019

Nigeria: UK court blocks Nigerian court’s oil spill damages order against Shell as communities renew battle

A UK court blocked a Nigerian court’s oil spill damages award against Shell on Thursday as the award claim had been registered in the UK which meant that the UK courts could enforce the award against Shell.  The UK judge Jason Coppel set aside the...

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10 December 2019

Philippines Commission on Human Rights reveals at COP 25 world's most polluting companies can be sued for contributions to global warming

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30 October 2019

Brazil: Operations at iron mine to resume, contingent on BHP & Vale safeguarding against another fatal dam collapse

Author: Marta Nogueira, Reuters

"Vale, BHP's Samarco gets license to resume operations after dam burst", 25 October 2019...

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24 October 2019
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Author: Luxembourg Wort

« Les enterprises doivent faire leurs devoirs à domicile », 24 octobre 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) loses appeal from a Federal Court's judgment recognising the Yindjibarndi people's exclusive native title over an area of land that includes the company's Solomon Hub mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The...

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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15 October 2019

Zimbabwe: Court orders mining firm to stop operations after failing to comply with mining provisions

Author: Mthandazo Nyoni, News Day (Zimbabwe)

‘High Court orders mine to cease operations’ 11 October 2019...

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