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(Al Jazeera)   Big companies invoke the protections of international law when it suits them, yet they aggressively resist efforts to impose accountability across borders   (america.aljazeera.com) divider line 8
    More: Obvious, Self-Defense Forces, Royal Dutch Shell plc, borders, American University in Cairo, Human Rights Council, corporate structure, code of conducts  
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2014-08-08 11:30:39 AM  
This reminds me of the sovereign citizen explaining how the laws don't apply to him yet demanding his constitutional rights be protected. Or bible thumpers and the book of Leviticus for that matter.

Truly citizenship is dead.
 
2014-08-08 12:38:48 PM  
Um, duh?
 
2014-08-08 12:46:23 PM  
United Fruit paying for thugs to kill people who threaten their bottom line?

Was this 2007 or 1907?
 
2014-08-08 01:02:02 PM  
Jurisdictional arbitrage: How the fark does it work?
 
2014-08-08 01:04:53 PM  
Of course they do, it's the purpose of government to rein them in.  Capitalism is about pushing the boundaries as hard as you can in the name of profit.  Expecting them to be in favor of laws that cut their profits is dumb.
 
2014-08-08 02:54:06 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-08-08 04:33:59 PM  
The tagline of TFA (also this thread's headline) seems entirely internally consistent.  Businesses defer to internal sovereignty where no international law exists, and demand protections of international law where it does.

Where's the outrage?

As for the case at hand - can someone explain to me why they didn't file in Colombia (where the harms occurred)?
 
2014-08-08 07:27:51 PM  
Aren't there criminal laws about supporting groups like this (even ones not named as terrorist)? Shouldn't the assholes who funded these groups be prosecuted? Certainly they enabled murder.

As for the tort case, well, it appears the Supreme Court gutted the alien tort act under which they are suing now, but yes, they should be able to sue in the US. Otherwise accountability means nothing. The company is in the US.

/ Meh, justice is just a word and revenge is best served from a gun barrel
// It really seems like all these rich farks think it will never, ever come back to them
/// and it never does, does it?
 
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