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13 February 2002

Atlas pinpoints countries where investment flows despite abuses

Author: Kim Sengupta, Independent [UK]

A world atlas of countries where multinationals co-exist with regimes inflicting human rights abuse was presented yesterday at the launch of a campaign for ethical investment...The study, the first of its kind, will be used by Amnesty International and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum to press companies to take account of human rights when making commercial decisions.

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13 February 2002

Atlas warns firms of rights abuses

Author: Guardian [UK]

Campaigners have drawn up a world atlas of human rights violations to alert multinational corporations to the damage that can be caused to their business and reputations by being associated with human rights abuses in countries in which they operate

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13 February 2002

Companies 'face rising risks over human rights'

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Multinational companies face a growing risk of being associated with human rights violations, according to research published in London yesterday by Amnesty International and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. The research examines the operations of 129 leading companies in 34 countries where human rights abuses including torture, forced child labour and denial of freedom of expression occur.

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12 February 2002

Geography of Corporate Risk launch series: London - New York - Brussels - Stockholm

Author: International Business Leaders Forum

Business & Human Rights: A Geography of Corporate Risk, a joint publication of Amnesty International and The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), was launched in collaboration with Friends Ivory & Sime and Clerical Medical Investment Management at a series of breakfast briefings in London, New York, Brussels and Stockholm between 12th-19th February 2002. [includes reference by Ulf Karlberg, Chairman of Amnesty Intl. Business Group Sweden, to Swedish translation of "Human Rights - is it any of your business?"]

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1 February 2002

full text: Business & Human Rights: A geography of corporate risk

Author: Amnesty International UK and Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum

Amnesty International and The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) have collaborated to produce a series of seven detailed world maps, which depict where human rights abuses and violations exist and where leading North American and European multinational companies are at risk of being associated with them. The suite of maps covers the extractive, food and beverages, pharmaceutical and chemical, infrastructure and utilities, heavy manufacturing and defence, and IT Hardware and telecommunications sectors.

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