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6 November 2014

USA: Philip Morris's new tobacco purchasing model could reduce child labour, says Human Rights Watch

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17 September 2014

Business & human rights in Africa: Time for a responsibility revolution

A regional overview...

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7 July 2014

Uganda: Tobacco farmers & companies oppose proposed law but medics say it will reduce tobacco-related deaths

Author: Alon Mwesigwa, in The Guardian (UK) 1 July 2014

"Uganda's tobacco laws could see farmers' livelihoods go up in smoke"...

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16 May 2014

Response by British American Tobacco: re allegations of the exploitation of farmers in Nigeria

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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8 May 2014

Activists support tobacco control Bill [Uganda]

Author: Mercy Nulago, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

Anti-tobacco activists...have backed the Tobacco Control Bill, 2014, saying it will regulate and control the consumption of tobacco and protect generations from its devastating effects...[T]he activists told legislators that tobacco is harmful and a...

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26 April 2014

"Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - New briefing paper on business and human rights in Eastern Africa" (announcement)

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26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy...

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1 March 2014

Philip Morris Brasil, Souza Cruz lawsuit (re Brazil)

In July 1995, the Associação de Defensa da Saúde do Fumante (ADESF; Association for the Defense of Smokers’ health) filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris Brasil and Souza Cruz (part of British American Tobacco) had made misleading...

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16 January 2014

Malawi's Children of Tobacco

Author: Al Jazeera

Malawi is one of the least developed nations in the world...and [has] one of the highest numbers of child labourers in Africa – around 1.5 million. With tobacco sales making up 70 percent of the country's income and a significant part of its...

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