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6 December 2013
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Author: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Avec la mort de Mandela disparait le symbole de la lutte contre l'apartheid. C'est l'occasion de rappeler la puissance de ce combat qui a mobilisé partout dans le monde et inauguré une nouvelle forme de défense des libertés : l'appel au boycott...

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6 December 2013

So. Africa: Nelson Mandela & the fall of apartheid offer lessons to firms operating in countries with rampant human rights abuses, says Salil Tripathi of Institute for Human Rights and Business

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6 October 2013

At a Nissan Plant in Mississippi, a Battle to Shape the U.A.W.’s Future (USA)

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

United Automobile Workers...has never tried a unionization drive quite like the one at the Nissan plant...[A] delegation of U.A.W. leaders and supporters will travel to Tokyo, and to Paris...to publicize a report by a Cornell University professor that...

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26 September 2013

EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] brings discrimination suit against Boyd auto business [USA]

Author: Walt Nett, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (USA)

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused an auto dealer [Benny Boyd Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep]...of discriminating against…Randall Hurst, because Hurst was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis…The suit…alleges the auto dealer...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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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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