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Espionage And Allies
I contributed a short piece to the New York Times on the latest Snowden-generated flap over allegations that NSA targeted Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.
United States
4 Nov 2013
Supreme Court Rejects Alien Tort Claims Premised On Overseas Conduct
In "Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.", the US Supreme Court significantly limited the viability of Alien Tort Statute claims for human rights violations occurring on non-US soil.
United States
24 Apr 2013
New Human Trafficking Laws And US Government Initiatives Make Anti-Trafficking A Compliance Priority For Businesses In 2013
In the wake of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January 2013 and recent legal measures aimed at eradicating human trafficking, companies should take steps to ensure their operations and supply chains are free of forced labor and other severe forms of trafficking.
United States
20 Feb 2013
Dutch Court Orders Shell Nigeria To Compensate Nigerians For Oil Pollution Damage Caused By Third-Party Sabotage In Nigeria
The district court in The Hague, has recently ruled that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. , a member of the Royal Dutch Shell group of companies, is liable to pay compensation to the plaintiff, resident of a Nigerian village.
7 Feb 2013
UK Employment Law Update - January 2013
The latest updates in employment law, and a practical insight on managing workplace issues on a proactive basis.
28 Jan 2013
US Supreme Court Considers Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute For Extraterritorial Human Rights Claims
On February 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in an important case interpreting the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
United States
22 Mar 2012
UN Guiding Principles For Business & Human Rights: Issuance Of Ruggie Principles Portends Increasing Need For Multinational Businesses To Focus On Human Rights Compliance
Professor John Ruggie, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, issued a final Report and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on March 24, 2011.
United States
24 May 2011
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