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New human trafficking laws and US Government initiatives make anti-trafficking a compliance priority for businesses in 2013 *
USA - February 14 2013
In the wake of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January 2013 and recent legal measures aimed at eradicating human…
United States Supreme Court unanimously rules that only natural persons— not organizations—can be liable under Torture Victim Protection Act *
USA - May 4 2012
On April 18, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, holding that only natural persons can be held liable under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA or Act).
Co-authors: Brittany Prelogar .
Iran, Syria, USA - April 27 2012
On April 22, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order authorizing new sanctions on individuals and entities that operate or provide information technology that facilitates the perpetration of human rights abuses by the Syrian and Iranian governments.
New sanctions target companies providing information technologies to Syria and Iran for perpetration of human rights abuses *
Iran, Syria, USA - April 26 2012
On April 22, 2012, President Obama issued an Executive Order authorizing new sanctions on individuals and entities that operate or provide information technology that facilitates the perpetration of human rights abuses by the Syrian and Iranian Governments.
US Supreme Court considers corporate liability under alien tort statute for extraterritorial human rights claims *
USA - March 14 2012
On February 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in an important case interpreting the Alien Tort Statute, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
- Andrew D. Irwin,
- Anthony Rapa,
- Greg McCue,
- Harry Lee ,
- Jack Hayes,
- Jason M. Weinstein ,
- Jessica L. Urban ,
- John R. Casciano,
- Leah M. Quadrino ,
- Lucinda Low ,
- Mary ("Molly") Woodson Poag,
- Michael Vatis ,
- Mike Gershberg,
- Richard J. Battaglia ,
- Roy Litland ,
- Ruth S. Kochenderfer,
- Sally Albertazzie,
- Stewart A. Baker,
- Victoria E. Murphy ,
- Virginia L. White-Mahaffey