Sunday, June 10, 2018
We missed these the first time around. In case you did too, get up to date now!
On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in Jam v. IFC, a case that will consider whether the International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank, is entitled to absolute immunity. The case was brought by poor Indian fishing and farming communities whose livelihoods and health have been threatened by an ICF-funded coal-fired power plant. Earthrights International and the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic represent the communities bringing the case. More info on the case's posture is available here, with commentary on its significance from the Just Security blog here.
AND . . .
Last November, the New York Times ran an expose on U.S. Coast Guard detention and mistreatment of drug smugglers. Now, the Canadian Broadcasting Company and the Investigative Fund have updated the story with new information about these continuing abuses, which also implicate Canadian authorities in international law violations.