Oil spills from oil exploration sites in Nigeria often harm the livelihood and environment of the nearby population. A court in The Hague now ruled who’s responsible for environmental damage caused by sabotage by oil thieves.
Florida judge rejects Italian cruise disaster lawsuit, refers fishers and tourism businesses to Italian courts
A judge in Florida dismissed on Friday a lawsuit filed by Italian businesses launched after the Costa Concordia ship had run aground at an Italian island in January 2012. The plaintiffs alleged an own failure of the Miami-based parent company of the ship operator, but the judge held that Italian courts would be the more appropriate forum to hear those allegations.
Presentation on the liability of transnational corporations for human rights violations in the Global South
I really enjoyed this weekend’s workshop on corporations in international law, hosted by the AjV Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler (working group of young international lawyers) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The hosts organised the event very well, with lots of interesting…