Category Archives: Human Rights

Is it legal to pay a woman a different salary than a man for equal work?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that it is OK legal to pay women a different salary for the same work as a man. Yes, really!! Continue reading

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The law as a economic development tool: a personal insight

The law as an economic development tool – really? Then I though yes, really! The law or better put the rule of law is a critical, if not the critical, piece of soft infrastructure that makes everything else work. No development – economic, social or environmental – can be sustained without the rule of law. Continue reading

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Why I Am In A Somber Reflective Mood Today?

It is Emancipation Day.

If you still don’t understand the importance of the day and my subsequent mood, please do a Google, Bing or Yahoo search – or whatever search engine you use – and look it up. Continue reading

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The google case: The fear of tracking

By Emma Peart Google have faced criticism through suggestions it has held data on users without their knowledge. Brown et al v. Google involves individuals using Google’s mobile phone technology who are bringing an action against Google for storing information … Continue reading

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The Death of Alien torts ?

  By Charles Wanguhu The Alien Tort Claims Act was adopted in 1789 as part of the original Judiciary Act. The Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) allows foreign victims of human rights abuses to sue perpetrators in United States courts. … Continue reading

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White Zimbabwean Farmers To Get Justice In South Africa II

By: Ainsley Brown As previously reported in another post, four white farmers who had their farms unlawfully seized under the regime of President Robert Mugabe are to seek and by all accounts gain compensation in South Africa. Well, I am please … Continue reading

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White Zimbabwean Farmers To Get Justice In South Africa

By: Ainsley Brown Four white farmers who had their farms unlawfully seized under the regime of President Robert Mugabe are to seek by all accounts gain compensation in South Africa. A South African court has ruled recently that the farmers … Continue reading

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Two AIG Subsidiaries Agree To Settle Racial Discrimination Case

By: Ainsley Brown This forms part of the Middle Passage Law Series on Law Is Cool. American International Group, better know by its acronym AIG, it seems these days can rarely catch a break. It just seems negative news follows … Continue reading

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Ethical investing vs. Shareholder activism

By Charles Wanguhu   Churches are once again taking the lead in ethical investing. A short while ago I wrote about the catholic church pulling out of a fund which was found to have investments in defense, contraception and other … Continue reading

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The UK Supreme Court Rules Government’s Terrorist Asset Freezing Powers Illegal

By: Ainsley Brown While terrorism, terror financing and constitutional principles such as the rule of law and Parliamentary supremacy are not the usual subjects covered here at Commercial Law International, this seeming break from tradition is in fact not such … Continue reading

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