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5 August 2014

Lawmaker says Philippines Govt. at fault for 13,000 Filipino workers in Libya trapped in crossfire between militias

Author: Walden Bello, Member of the House of Representatives, Inquirer.net (Philippines)

“The Libyan trap: A tragedy of our own making”, 4 August 2014...

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19 October 2011

FIDH and LDH file a complaint concerning the responsability of the company AMESYS in relation to acts of torture [France]

Author: Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

FIDH and LDH filed a criminal complaint, together with an application to join the proceedings as a civil party against persons unknown before the Court in Paris concerning the responsibility of the company Amesys, a subsidiary of Bull, in relation to...

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31 July 2011

[PDF] Conflict Risk Network calls on Italian oil company to ensure it's not fueling Qaddafi [Libya]

Author: Conflict Risk Network

A group of institutional investors...sent a letter this week to Italian oil firm Saras S.p.A., urging it to ensure its products do not facilitate violence committed by Muammar Qaddafi’s regime in Libya..."They have a responsibility to respect human...

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3 July 2011

Monitor Group rebuked on Syria

Author: Farah Stockman, Boston Globe [USA]

[A youth training project that] the first lady of Syria, Asma Assad, hired [Monitor Group] to take on...collapsed in March amid...[a] vicious government crackdown that human rights activists say has killed more than 1,400 people, including many...

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15 April 2011

Libya: blood bonanza for contractors

Author: RT [Russia]

Libya might soon turn into a goldmine for private security firms. Reports say that the UK is already hiring mercenaries to protect the interests of the big corporations there, once Colonel Gaddafi goes. But the fresh history of the previous NATO-led...

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15 March 2011

"Conflict no excuse for business to act irresponsibly" [Libya]

Author: Mary Robinson, Institute for Human Rights and Business

[There are] at least two areas of pressing need where corporations should play a role in ensuring better protection [of employees] in the future. First, employers, joint venture partners, and buyers must undertake stronger human rights due diligence,...

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11 March 2011
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Author: "BBVA sin armas" - Centro de Estudios por la Paz J.M.Delàs, Observatorio de la Deuda en la Globalización (ODG), SETEM [España]

La campaña "BBVA sin armas"…ha participado esta mañana…en la Junta General de Accionistas del BBVA, donde ha puesto en evidencia…la continuada relación entre este banco español y la producción de armas controvertidas…A pesar…de que éste ha puesto en...

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2 March 2011

International Companies Abandon Migrant Workers in Libyan Crisis

Author: Migrant rights

Thousands of Asian migrant workers have been left to ‘fend for themselves’ in riot-hit Libya after their employers abandoned them. Many of these workers work as unskilled labourers in the construction sector…Kabir, who was working for a foreign...

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1 March 2011

Investors call on oil giants to halt cash to Qaddafi’s Libya regime

Author: Hugh Wheelan, Responsible Investor

US institutional investors have called on oil giants including BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhilips with business in Libya to halt revenue payments to the government and pay them into an escrow account after the shooting of hundreds of protesters...

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28 February 2011

[video & article] African migrant workers targeted in Libya in a backlash against “black African mercenaries” hired by the Muammar Gaddafi

Author: Al Jazeera

Dozens of workers from sub-Saharan Africa are feared killed, and hundreds are in hiding, as angry mobs of anti-government protesters hunt down "black African mercenaries," according to witnesses… Hundreds of black immigrants from poor African...

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