Red Flags Home



Expelling people


Forcing people to work

Handling questionable assets

Making illicit payments


Abusive security forces

Violating international sanctions

Providing the means to kill

Use of company assets

Financing international crimes



Additional Red Flags?








Why Red Flags?


The Cases

FAQ about business and international crimes


Contact and Contributions

Red Flags Home



In the interests of accuracy, the summaries of cases referred to under each Red Flag are based wherever possible on the available court documents or other public legal sources.


The contents and documents of this web site are intended for learning purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or opinion. www.redflags.info is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence
Red Flags Launched in London 23 May
22-05-2008

International Alert and the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies launched the Red Flags guide and web site 23 May at a seminar in London.

The launch at a seminar at the Institute of Directors in London. On the panel were: John Ruggie, UN; Edward Bickham, Anglo-American plc; Mark Taylor, Fafo; and Dan Smith, International Alert



DRC Victims File Suit in Montreal
Congolese citizens filed a class action today in a Montreal court against a Canadian company alleging the company played a role in the massacre of more than seventy people in DRC in 2004. The suit claims the company provided logistical assistance to the Congolese military units which then violated human rights and committed crimes.
(07-11-2010)
Read more...
Governments Must Remove Barriers to Corporate Accountability says new report
A report out this week from Fafo, Amnesty International, and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre identifies obstacles to judicial remedies for business involvement in human rights abuses and sets out a series of reforms. The report argues governments need to take urgent action.
Read more...
Complaint Filed with Hamburg Prosecutors against Lahmeyer International
The ECCHR has filed a complaint with German prosecutors against two executives of the engineering company Lahmeyer International in connection with its role in the Merowe dam project in Northern Sudan. The project is estimated to have displaced 4,700 people.
(02-05-2010)
Read more...
Appeals Pending Against Two Montreal Companies Sued Over Activities Under Occupation
A Quebec Superior Court Judge has dismissed a case against two Montreal companies alleging complicity in violations of the Geneva Conventions. Green Mount International Inc. and Green Park International Inc are accused of building settlements on Palestinian land under Israeli military occupation. Both sides are appealing the decision.
(30-09-2009)
Read more...
Tokyo District Court Rejects Class Action by Indonesians
"The Tokyo District Court rejected on Thursday a compensation demand by more than 8,000 local residents in Indonesia who claim they have been displaced due to a dam construction project aided by Japan's official development assistance program on grounds that problem is an internal affair for Indonesia and Tokyo is not fully obliged to engage in care duty for the local citizens concerned."
(09-09-2009)
Read more...
Companies and agencies implicated in illegal West Bank settlement construction
An Israeli human rights group says they have information implicating government agencies and private companies in building settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank, largely in violation of Israeli law and with government knowledge. The group says the information will be used for Palestinian victims to file law suits against the government and companies involved.
(28-01-2009)
Read more...
Anglo-French oil company Perenco SA in Peruvian courts
Human rights groups are appealing to Peru's high court after a lower court ruling allowed development of a remote oil field in Peru's Amazon jungle which, the groups say, could threaten the survival of isolated Indian communities in the region.
Read more...
Two Montreal companies Sued over activities under occupation
In July, 2008, the Palestinian Village of Bil'in launched a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court against two Montreal companies: Green Mount International Inc. and Green Park International Inc. The two companies are accused of building condominiums on Palestinian land under Israeli military occupation.
(31-07-2008)
Read more...
Red Flags Launched in London 23 May
International Alert and the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies launched the Red Flags guide and web site 23 May at a seminar in London.
(22-05-2008)
Read more...
Developed with QwikZite (version 1.12)