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[DOC] Mary Robinson: Remarks on Yahoo!’s response concerning its provision of details to Chinese Government that helped lead to journalist's imprisonment

Author: Mary Robinson (President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative; Chair of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s International Advisory Network; former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; former President of Ireland), Published on: 16 September 2005

I was shocked and dismayed by Yahoo's response...It appears that Yahoo is unaware of growing public expectations that businesses must assume their appropriate responsibilities for the promotion and protection of international human rights standards wherever they operate. In the time ahead, Yahoo needs to give careful consideration to its role in fostering greater respect for human rights around the world...

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Related companies: Yahoo! (part of Verizon)