Technology and telecommunication
FIDH & LDH file criminal complaint against Amesys alleging complicity in human rights violations committed by Gaddafi regime in Libya
Intl. Federation for Human Rights, 19 Oct 2011
Bahrain: Surveillance software, provided by Nokia Siemens Networks & Trovicor, allegedly used to obtain information during interrogation & torture of dissidents - includes company comments
Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg 22 Aug 2011
Conflict mineral rules to pressure Congo miners
Jonny Hogg, Reuters, 1 Apr 2011
Report examines private sector role in peacebuilding using examples from Bombardier, Heineken, ABB & Ericsson
Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI), 2011
Congo miners, buyers launch tin tracing scheme
Katrina Manson, Reuters, 19 Mar 2010
Effort to trace 'conflict minerals' in electronics [Dem. Rep. of Congo]
Martin LaMonica, Cnet, 13 Feb 2010
Rape and murder, funded by cell phones [Dem. Rep of Congo]
Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast, 8 Dec 2009
Ebbing violence heralds IT boom in Indian-Kashmir
Elizabeth Roche, AFP, 28 May 2009
Electronics Companies Respond to the Enough Project
Enough Project - Raise Hope For Congo, Apr 2009
UNICEF and Nokia partner to rebuild eight schools in Iraq
UNICEF, 20 Oct 2008
New Technology to Sever Timber’s Link to Conflict?
Michael Deibert, IPS News, 11 Aug 2008
Demand Corporate Accountability from Motorola/Motorola Israel [and company response]
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Feb 2008
As other firms exit, phone companies enter Sudan
Andrew Heavens, Reuters, 15 Aug 2007
Google Earth zooms in on Darfur carnage - Company joins with Holocaust museum to press for action
Verne Kopytoff, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr 2007
Communities start to push the right buttons [Israel & Occupied Territories]
Ian Limbach, Financial Times, 4 Dec 2006
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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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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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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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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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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...
Author: Enough Project - Raise Hope For Congo
...Raise Hope for Congo Campaign is sounding the alarm: minerals vital to cell phones, computers, digital cameras and other electronics products are fueling the...war...in eastern Congo. As a first step toward educating electronics companies about...
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