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Thailand: ICJ and Amnesty International ask the court to apply international standards in the first-ever class action case seeking redress for harm caused by Thai companies abroad

Yesterday, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Amnesty International (AI) jointly submitted an amicus curiae legal brief to the Bangkok South Civil Court in a class-action lawsuit filed by two residents of Cambodian villages, representing at least 23 families out of a potential class of more than 700 affected families in the Oddar Meanchey […]

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ICJ oral statement on the start of negotiations on the future legally binding instrument on business and human rights

A week of negotiations started at the United Nations in Geneva yesterday to enhance the international legal framework to regulate business enterprises, especially transnational corporations, and increase accountability for human rights abuses and violations linked to their activities. The ICJ has been actively participating in the previous sessions of these negotiations in the last nine […]

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ICJ makes submission to Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the human rights impacts of the firearms industry

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) recently submitted written legal comments to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in relation to the Advisory Opinion requested by Mexico on “the activities of private companies engaged in the firearms industry and their effects in human rights”. (more…)

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