Elise Groulx-Diggs, international attorney for Boyle Litigation, was recently quoted in an article from American Lawyer entitled “The Global Lawyer: Kiobel’s Continental Cousins”, written by Michael Goldhaber. The article discusses the advancement of corporate accountability through criminal law, rather than civil action. The link to the full article can be found below.
The American Bar Association and the National Council of French Bars jointly sponsored a conference for international attorneys, in-house counsel and non-governmental organizations on the area of corporate responsibility in conflict zones. The Conference was organized by Boyle Litigation attorney Elise Groulx-Diggs, an internationally recognized expert on corporate responsibility for violations of international criminal law and international human rights law. Managing Partner Dennis E. Boyle, moderated a panel focused on developments of the law in the United States and Canada. Altogether, five attorneys from Boyle Litigation attended and participated in the Conference.
This Conference represents a significant evolution in the field of corporate responsibility in conflict zones. Boyle Litigation, as evidenced by its substantial participation in this conference, is at the forefront of this emerging area of the law.
Attached is the program for the conference.
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Business globalization can be the source of Human Rights and environmental violations that trigger criminal and civil liability for corporations and their executives. This is particularly the case in conflict affected areas and weak governance zones, where serious crimes under international law are committed. The perpetrators of such crimes, and those aiding and abetting them, are often funded by the exploitation of natural resources.
Elise Groulx Diggs, an international attorney for Boyle Litigation, recently wrote an article for Lexis Nexis that provides a thorough analysis of this issue.
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Courts are quite divided on whether police can access and view data on a suspect’s cellphone without obtaining a search warrant. The important question is part of a larger struggle that criminal courts have when dealing with Fourth Amendment issues and technology.
Civil rights groups and legal scholars are trying to help courts make the right decisions, as cellphones typically hold a vault of information that the owner expects to remain private and under his or her exclusive control. Unfortunately, the federal courts appear to be fractured in their rulings and – to make matters even more confusing – the facts and circumstances of each case are different. Even the slightest factual difference can impact the court’s evidentiary ruling.