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Amnesty Netherlands report on workplace discrimination - includes recommendations for companies

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Article
19 October 2007

[DOC] Announcement – Publication of "Non-Discrimination and Equality"

Author: Amnesty International Dutch Section

The Dutch section of Amnesty International has just published the booklet Non-discrimination and Equality that places the right to freedom from discrimination within the context of the workplace. Thanks to the valuable input from Dutch multinational companies, the publication contains practical examples and provides guidance for companies formulating policies on discrimination. Though companies seldom have the intention to discriminate between people they face situations where discrimination results from discriminatory legislation…The publication discusses dilemmas that companies face while implementing their policies in day-to-day life.

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Company response
14 February 2006

Mittal Steel response to Amnesty Intl. report "Bosnia and Herzegovina – Behind closed gates: ethnic discrimination in employment"

Author: Mittal Steel

Mittal Steel is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on any basis. We hire people for their skill and that is the only consideration. However, we are aware of the complexity around ethnic lines in Bosnia & Herzogovina and realise that we have an additional responsibility to ensure that all ethnic groups have equal access to job opportunities that we offer...

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Company response
6 February 2006

Aluminij response to Amnesty Intl. report "Bosnia and Herzegovina – Behind closed gates: ethnic discrimination in employment" [see also 9 Feb "further response" by Aluminij

Author: Aluminij

Aluminij d.d. Mostar is one of rare companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina which has worked in accordance to the laws and which has completely implemented the same...A law can be good or bad, but in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in any other civilised country, only the legal authority bodies are those who can make new laws or change the existing ones.

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