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16 November 2009

TwentyFifty launches report on how companies understand & tackle human rights issues in the UK

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16 November 2009

[PDF] The Private Sector and Human Rights in the UK

Author: TwentyFifty, commissioned by UK Govt. Ministry of Justice, Department of Health

..The Private Sector and Human Rights scoping study was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, to provide an insight into how businesses understand human rights and to establish a dialogue with the UK private sector on...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Corporate Human Rights Reporting: An Analysis of Current Trends

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, commissioned by Realizing Rights, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact

This independent analysis, based on a review of 57 recent sustainability reports from companies representing a range of industry sectors, presents examples of encouraging trends in human rights reporting, as well as indications of key areas where there...

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29 October 2009

Nimrod families may pursue corporate manslaughter charges [UK]

Author: Telegraph [UK]

Families of 14 men killed in a Nimrod plane crash are considering corporate manslaughter charges against defence contractors criticised for their role in the tragedy. John Cooper, lawyer for the families, said that a damning report produced by aviation...

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29 October 2009

Statement in response to Haddon-Cave Report into loss of Nimrod XV230

Author: BAE Systems

We acknowledge that there were a number of failings in our application of our internal processes and procedures during the course of work undertaken as part of the Nimrod safety review which took place between 2001 and 2004. We accept full...

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28 October 2009

BAE Systems, QinetiQ Blamed in U.K. for Nimrod Crash [includes company responses]

Author: Kitty Donaldson & Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

A U.K. government inquiry blamed BAE Systems and QinetiQ Group for safety failings that caused an explosion on a Royal Air Force Nimrod reconnaissance plane over Afghanistan in 2006, killing all 14 on board... “The cause of the accident will never...

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28 October 2009

UK: Families of servicemen killed in plane crash in Afghanistan may bring corporate manslaughter charges against BAE Systems, QinetiQ

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28 October 2009

[PDF] The Nimrod Review: An independent review into the broader issues surrounding the loss of the RAF Nimrod MR2 aircraft XV230 in Afghanistan in 2006

Author: Charles Haddon-Cave QC, commissioned by UK Government

RAF Nimrod XV230 was lost on 2 September 2006 on a mission over Afghanistan when she suffered a catastrophic mid-air fire, leading to the total loss of the aircraft and the death of all 14 service personnel on board…The Nimrod Safety Case was drawn up...

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20 October 2009

Cluster Munition Coalition calls on govts to stop banks investing in companies producing cluster bombs

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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