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1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights...,...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Issue 6: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions in English, French & Spanish from...

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26 August 2013

Falling sales and farmers’ protest may delay Maruti’s Gujarat plans [India]

Author: Chanchal Pal Chauhan, Economic Times

Maruti Suzuki's plans to build manufacturing units in Gujarat may take a long time in coming due to slowing car sales and continued farmer agitation against land allocation …. Farmers of these villages…demanding the land back, saying they prefer...

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22 August 2013

Joint press release: US Circuit Court dismisses apartheid litigation

Author: Khulumani Support Group

On Tuesday, 21 August 2013, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal dismissed the South Africa Apartheid Lawsuit. The basis of the dismissal was the argument that "the Alien Tort Statute does not reach the extraterritorial conduct in this case", a judgement...

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26 June 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

Author: Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters

President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and other domestic actions...Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil...

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20 June 2013

Case profile: Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]

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12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,...

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4 March 2013

Parental Leave: What Does Your Employer Offer? [USA]

Author: Tara Siegel Bernard - Your Money, New York Times

It’s an astonishing fact, but the United States is the only country with an advanced economy that does not provide some sort of paid leave for new mothers. So we’ve decided to begin a progress report that will highlight paid parental leave policies at...

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3 March 2013

Amazon’s Labor Relations Under Scrutiny in Germany

Author: Jack Ewing, New York Times

[There is] an escalating battle between ver.di, one of the largest unions in Germany, and Amazon...Deservedly or not, Amazon’s labor relations have lately come under intense scrutiny by German media...The triggering event was a...documentary about the...

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21 January 2013

Even if It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

As Facebook and Twitter become...central to workplace conversation...federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers can say online...Don’t discuss company matters publicly, a typical social media policy will...

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