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]
February 21, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday criticized Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (FTG) and African Union forces (AMISOM) for failing to stop the unlawful recruitment of children as soldiers, forced marriage and rape. HRW released a report, "No Place for Children: Child Recruitment, Forced ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Drew Singer
African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Jean Ping said on Saturday that International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is guilty of double standards by targeting citizens of African states for prosecution. The comments come in the wake of a vote by Africa's foreign ...[read more]
April 15, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Victims of paramilitary violence in Colombia filed suit Wednesday against Chiquita Brand International, which has admitted to funding a right-wing paramilitary group in Colombia. In the complaint filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 242 Colombians alleged that they... ...[read more]
June 11, 2007
by Michael Sung
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court ruled Saturday against an American University of Cairo (AUC) ban on women wearing the Muslim niqab on campus, finding that the private university could not require a plaintiff student to unveil her face because it was her constitutional right under Egyptian l... ...[read more]
May 15, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The Colombian high court ordered the arrest of five congressmen Monday for alleged ties to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) and authorities have listed an additional 15 current and former congress members and businesspersons as suspected of having ties to the paramilitary group. ...[read more]
March 19, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to one count of engaging in transactions with a specially-designated global terrorist organization after admitting to deals with Colombian terrorists. The Cincinnati-based company is charged with having paid approximately $1.7 million to ...[read more]
June 22, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
The Colombian Congress passed a bill Wednesday which gives lesser punishments to paramilitary leaders who disarm, admit their crimes, compensate victims, and return stolen goods. The bill, announced last week, was approved after Colombian President Alvaro Uribe made it more stringent after a ...[read more]
June 14, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced Tuesday that his administration is planning to draft a bill which would effectively disband the right-wing paramilitary fighters supported by umbrella group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). The US recently criticized the Colombian government ...[read more]

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