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2 October 2003

Shareholders challenge pesticide companies

Author: Natural Life

Shareholders are pressuring the big three agrochemical companies to acknowledge the environmental and health risks of their products...[S]hareholders at Dow and Monsanto have requested detailed information about the handling of dangerous pesticides...

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25 November 2003

Dow Chemical Continues to Deny Legal Responsibility for Bhopal Disaster Victims - Investors Call on Dow to Address Environmental, Social and Health Concerns of Survivors

Author: Boston Common Asset Management, CSR Wire

...Boston Common Asset Management filed a shareholder resolution with Dow Chemical addressing its liability for the Bhopal disaster [Union Carbide gas explosion in 1984 in Bhopal, India]. The resolution calls on Dow to prepare a report describing the...

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15 December 2003

Dow Farm Chemicals to Pay $2 Mln Fine

Author: Reuters

A unit of Dow Chemical Co....will pay New York $2 million for violating a 1994 ban on advertising pesticides as "safe"...

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12 January 2004

Corporate Accountability

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

Too often, corporations do business with regimes that abuse human rights...Through cases such as Doe v. Unocal and Wiwa v. Royal Dutch/Shell, we have won important preliminary victories in the courts that put companies on notice that trampling on...

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18 January 2004

World Social Forum: Corporate Actors must be held accountable

Author: Amnesty International

Speaking at the launch of a new publication "The UN Human Rights Norms for Business, Towards Legal Accountability", Irene Khan [Amnesty International's Secretary-General said:] "The Norms are the first authoritative and comprehensive set of global...

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19 January 2004
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Author: Alicia Cytrynblum, Página12 [Argentina]

Irene Khan, Secretaria General de Amnistía Internacional...destacó el paquete de normas que Naciones Unidas estableció en agosto del año pasado para regular la protección de los derechos humanos en los negocios de las empresas globalizadas. [se refiere...

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23 January 2004

Bhopal Amicus

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

CCR [Center for Constitutional Rights] filed an amicus brief [in 2001] in support of an effort to reinstate a lawsuit in the United States against Union Carbide [now owned by Dow Chemical], who has evaded responsibility for seventeen years since a...

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9 February 2004

Legal action by Vietnamese Agent Orange victims was inevitable

Author: AFP

Three Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange have begun legal action against manufacturers of the defoliant used by US forces during the Vietnam War...[refers to Monsanto, Dow Chemical]

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19 April 2004

Activists force cos. to consider nature

Author: Terence Chea, Associated Press

...the Goldman Environmental Prize...Among this year's winners are two Indian labor leaders seeking justice for an industrial disaster that killed more than 20,000 people, a Ghanian lawyer campaigning against a World Bank water privatization project...

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19 April 2004

Winners of Goldman Environmental Prize include activists campaigning on impacts of Shell, Dow Chemical, World Bank

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