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16 June 2009

Prison van death was not racism, says private firm

Author: Peter Cave, World Today [Australia]

A private security firm has blamed two of its guards and denied inherent racism within the company for the heat related death of an Aboriginal elder in the back of a prison van in Western Australia. G4S, previously known as Global Solution Limited or...

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13 June 2009

Australia: Family of aboriginal man “cooked to death” in prison van may sue security firm G4S that operated van

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13 June 2009

Man 'cooked' to death in Australian prison van

Author: Marc Lavine, AFP

The family of an Australian Aboriginal elder who died after being "cooked" in the back of a scorching hot prison van may sue after a coroner branded his treatment inhumane...The elder, known only as Mr Ward...was transported 360 kilometres to jail in...

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...

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22 March 2007

[PDF] Human rights, alternative dispute resolution and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Briefing note for the participants at the Workshop on Accountability and Dispute Resolution...being organised by John Ruggie and Jane Nelson of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government...The goal of the Workshop is “to devise and make...

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20 April 2006

Detention centres meet NGO demands [Australia]

Author: Brotherhood of St Laurence [Australia]

Five non-government organisations (NGOs) have announced their success today in encouraging British-owned [GSL Australia (part of GSL)], which runs Australia’s immigration detention centres, to implement significant changes to ensure they operate under...

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1 April 2006

[PDF] Statement By The Australian National Contact Point 'GSL Australia Specific Instance'

Author: Australian National Contact Point (ANCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

GSL Australia (part of GSL) committed to upholding the human rights of those in its care. GSL Australia’s Managing Director, Mr Olszak, summed up the company’s position by pledging to always consider the question of ‘Is it right?’ within the framework...

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1 January 2006

Global Solutions Ltd, which runs Australia's immigration detention centres, agrees to operate under intl. human rights standards, following OECD Guidelines complaint - 5 NGOs welcome the outcome

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Submission to the Australian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises concerning Global Solutions Limited (Australia) Pty Ltd

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID), the Human Rights Council of Australia, Children Out of Detention (ChilOut), the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

The complainants allege that GSL Australia (part pf GSL) is in breach of the human rights provision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises which states, “Enterprises should...respect the human rights of those affected by their activities...

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