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18 April 2016

Oxfam publishes new report on tax avoidance practices of US corporate giants & calls on govt. to ensure firms pay fair share of taxes

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29 March 2016

USA: Companies oppose state laws that protect discrimination against LGBT people

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22 March 2016

Background paper: India’s Natl. Framework on Business & Human Rights

Author: Surya Deva, for Ethical Trading Initiative

...This paper examines two broad questions: first, whether India needs a BHR framework at the national level to implement the GPs; second, assuming that such a framework is needed, what the content of such a framework should be and what principles...

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10 March 2016
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Author: Edith Martínez, Greenpeace México

“Empresas de transgénicos derrotadas por el poder de la gente”, 9 de Marzo de 2016...

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20 February 2016

How India will protect nuclear liabilities of US firms

Author: Amit Bhandari, American Bazaar

If a US nuclear company were to build a reactor in India that suffered a catastrophe, and people were to die in India, the US government’s position seems to be that American suppliers shouldn’t face civil or criminal liability. The US believes the...

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20 February 2016

India: Court schedules hearing against Indians accused in Bhopal gas tragedy

Author: Times News Network

Bhopal court on Friday scheduled hearing related to 7 Indians accused in Bhopal gas tragedy case to March 30, 31 and April, 1 &2...Handed out sentence by a lower court in Bhopal for causing death by negligence in 2010, the accused including-...

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8 February 2016

Expert warns about false solutions to climate change put forward by companies

Author: Rachel Tansey, Open Democracy UK

"Looking back at the corporate circus inside COP21", 12 Jan 2016...

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5 February 2016
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Author: Nathalia Villalobos, Elpaís.cr

“Vecinos de Cañas Guanacaste en contra del algodón transgénico”, 2 de Febrero 2016...

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27 January 2016

DuPont lawsuits (re PFOA pollution in USA)

DuPont is a manufacturer of the plastic material, Teflon, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA.  Teflon was, until 2013, produced with Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA or C-8.  Studies have found that PFOA exposure is linked with several diseases. ...

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25 January 2016

Human Rights Responsibility of Multinational Corporations, Political Ecology of Injustice: Learning from Bhopal Thirty Plus?

Author: Upendra Baxi, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

This article addresses human rights responsibilities of multinational corporations (MNCs) in the light of what I describe as the four Bhopal catastrophes. More than thirty years of struggle by the valiant violated people to seek justice is situated in...

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