June 3, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 3, 2011, Judge Kenneth Marra of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida permitted lawsuits against Chiquita Brand International to move forward. Victims and family members filed suit against Chiquita in April 2010 for crimes including murder and torture. The company had ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority that political organizations including the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization are immune from liability under the Torture Victims Protection Act of 1992 (TVPA). The petitioners, ...[read more]
March 2, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Wednesday that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is immune from suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA) while he is in office. Rajapaksa is accused of human rights violations in connection with the ...[read more]
June 17, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The US State Department (DOS) on Tuesday added Chad, Eritrea, Malaysia, Niger, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe to its list of countries with the worst human trafficking records in the Trafficking in Persons Report 2009. The countries join Burma, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Kuwait, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, ...[read more]
March 1, 2005
by jt
Arce, et al. v. Garcia, et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Circuit Judge Tjoflat, February 28, 2005. Excerpt:From a United States perspective, there are many countries that oppress their citizens today, and many countries that have oppressed their citizens in ...[read more]

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