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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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16 January 2014

Response by British American Tobacco: re alleged child labour in tobacco farms in Malawi

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1 January 2014

Sustainability Focus: Child Labour Due Diligence in Labour Intensive Industries

Author: Vigeo

Vigeo identified four sectors (Mining, Food, Tobacco and Specialised Retail) that are more exposed to child labour issues than others due their high labour intensity, complex supply chains and their frequent presence weak governance zones. Vigeo’s...

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13 December 2013

Tobacco Firms’ Strategy Limits Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

Author: Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times

Tobacco companies are pushing back against a worldwide rise in antismoking laws...[by] warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health...

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6 September 2013

Human Rights and the FTSE 100 (UK)

Author: Jim Wright, for GOXI

From 1 October 2013 company directors of UK Companies will have to include human rights issues in their annual reports...This review examines how FTSE 100 companies reported Human Rights in their 2012 Annual Reports...Some companies have provided...

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4 July 2013

Case profile: Philip Morris Brasil, Souza Cruz lawsuit (re Brazil)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against Philip Morris Brasil and Souza Cruz (part of British American Tobacco) over allegations that the companies made misleading statements in their advertising and...

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15 May 2013

Tobacco debate ‘hotting up’ as Council details leaked to industry

Author: EurActiv

The content of European Council working party meetings on the EU’s tobacco policy review is being leaked to the industry...Then industry goes to certain capitals and complains about the positions taken up by some member states. “That shouldn’t really...

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2 March 2013

UK firms to be forced to reveal where they pay tax, as we reveal one in four top names pay no corporation tax at all

Author: Alex Hawkes, Mail on Sunday [UK]

Britain is to drop its opposition to plans that will force all European companies to say what tax they pay wherever they operate. After agreement in Brussels...that Europe’s banks must reveal the taxes paid in each country, the Treasury is understood...

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1 December 2012

Cigarette plain packaging laws come into force in Australia

Author: Guardian [UK]

Australia's world-first laws on cigarette and tobacco plain packaging have come into force, replacing brand logos and colours with generic drab olive green coverings, gruesome pictures of diseased body parts…It is the world's most strict regime for...

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