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Company response
9 October 2012

Response by Grupo Vicini: US labour inspectors warn of repressive working conditions on Grupo Vicini sugar cane plantations.

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19 August 2012
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Author: Joana Socías, El Mundo [España]

…[Los] Vicini, uno de los grandes poderes…[denunciados por]…Christopher Hartley… por la miseria y condiciones humillantes…a las que tienen sometidos a sus trabajadores -haitianos en su gran mayoría- en las plantaciones de caña de azúcar…Sus críticas le...

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Company response
13 January 2012

[Grupo Vicini's response

Author: Grupo Vicini

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has given us the opportunity to respond and state our position on administrative decision No. D2011-0552...We respect both the WIPO and the panel’s decision, although we disagree with it for the...

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Article
28 November 2011

Felipe Vicini, Vicini Group lost legal attack on Dominican Watchdog [Dominican Republic]

Author: Dominican Watchdog [Dominican Republic]

Felipe Vicini owner of Vicini Group, one of the biggest industrial groups in the Dominican Republic, lost his personal and corporate legal attack on Dominican Watchdog. Felipe Vicini and Vicini Group claimed the right to domains controlled by...

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Article
23 November 2011

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Author: United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit No. 10-2082

FELIPE VICINI LLUBERES AND JUAN VICINI LLUBERES, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. UNCOMMON PRODUCTIONS, LLC, ET AL., Defendants-Appellees.

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24 August 2010
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24 August 2010
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Author: Gerardo Reyes, El Nuevo Herald [EE.UU.]

Un juez federal de Massachusetts falló en contra de la poderosa familia Vicini, de República Dominicana, que había demandado por difamación y falsedad a los productores de un documental acerca de las condiciones deplorables de trabajadores de un...

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Article
30 September 2009

Vicini-Hartley

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Grupo Vicini to respond to the following materials raising human rights concerns about its treatment of sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic...In response, Grupo Vicini sent this...

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Company response
21 September 2009

Response by Grupo Vicini: Report raises concerns about treatment of Haitian sugar cane workers at Grupo Vicini's plantations, including "atmosphere of racism, ongoing child labour".

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Article
17 September 2009

Human Rights and Labor Activist Fr. Christopher Hartley Urges Corporate Executives and the European Commission to Ban Future Sugar Purchases from the Dominican Republic

Author: Fundacion Mision de la Misericordia

...Fr. Hartley has written to company executives at major European sugar refiners, Tate & Lyle, St. Louis Sucre and Tereos, urging them to examine their stance on human rights in light of recent purchases of Dominican sugar under the new Economic...

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