A Call For Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT) -- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of human rights due diligence, and the correlative financial performance of multinationals, was recently made a more nuanced policy consideration by another Court of Appeals decision.

On Friday, July 8, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, reinstated a lawsuit by Indonesian villagers that seeks to hold Exxon Mobil Corp. liable for alleged killings and torture committed by Indonesian soldiers guarding its natural gas operations in the country's Aceh province. In its 2 to...
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