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15 April 2019
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Author: Leïla Miñano, Observatoire des multinationales

« Mégadonnées, objets connectés et multiplication des antennes : bienvenue dans le monde merveilleux de la 5G », 15 avril 2019 ...

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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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22 August 2011

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Author: Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

[scroll down for statement by Nokia Siemens Networks] Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist...[then] Al Khanjar…[was] question[ed] by a[n]…officer armed with…transcripts of...

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1 April 2011

Conflict mineral rules to pressure Congo miners

Author: Jonny Hogg, Reuters

New industry rules aimed at stamping out the use of conflict minerals from areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo came into force on Friday, but some in the industry say they could do more harm than good...Leading companies in the hi-tech...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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19 March 2010

Congo miners, buyers launch tin tracing scheme [Dem. Rep. Congo]

Author: Katrina Manson, Reuters

Firms that dig tin in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, merchants and ends users have launched a monitoring scheme to show armed groups are not profiting from mines, an industry body said on Friday...Mining is one of the principal sources of income...

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15 February 2010
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Author: Global Witness

Les métaux contenus dans des appareils électroniques utilisés au quotidien, tels que les téléphones mobiles et les ordinateurs, sont exploités illégalement en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et financent un conflit responsable de millions de...

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13 February 2010

Effort to trace 'conflict minerals' in electronics

Author: Martin LaMonica, CNet

…Concerned that purchases of metals could be financing armed conflict… HP and a handful of other companies are turning their attention to its suppliers of metals… which are used in everyday computing products and mobile phones... The near-term...

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8 December 2009

Rape and murder, funded by cell phones [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast, CNN

[R]ape is routinely "deployed" as a weapon of war by the armed groups fighting over a nation that has some of the richest nonpetroleum natural resource deposits in the world…Armed groups in eastern Congo that control minerals, mines and trading routes...

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28 May 2009

Ebbing violence heralds IT boom in Indian-Kashmir

Author: Elizabeth Roche, AFP

[T]he...arrival of...IT software and service companies is being seen as evidence of a mini-boom in Kashmir, which has been a byword for economic stagnation and high unemployment..."The reduction in violence boosted investment in Kashmir and then we...

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