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1 August 2002

UN "Draft norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations & Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights"

Author: Working group on the working methods and activities of transnational corporations, U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

[see annex for text of the draft norms] [this text was agreed by the Working Group on Transnational Corporations (of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights) at its July-Aug. 2002 meeting; the draft will be discussed...

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1 August 2002

[PDF] Human Rights Dilemmas: A Training Supplement

Author: Shell

This document has been prepared as a complement to the Human Rights Management...

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31 July 2002

Victory for mother demoted after pregnancy [Australia]

Author: Leonie Lamont, Sydney Morning Herald

In the Federal Court yesterday Justice James Allsop found she had been demoted and "somewhat arrogantly and shabbily" treated because she went on maternity leave. In what her solicitor, Susan Price, described as a precedent, Orica was found to have...

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26 July 2002

'Stop sending women workers to Middle East' [from Indonesia]

Author: Jakarta Post

..."a serious effort is needed to ensure that Indonesian women working in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries are treated humanely," the minister [Indonesia's State Minister of Women's Empowerment Sri Redjeki Sumaryoto] said...Sri Redjeki...

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26 July 2002

Ethical shift needed if women are to be treated equally: lawyer [Australia]

Author: Sherrill Nixon, Sydney Morning Herald

Equal opportunity laws are failing and outdated, and a philosophical shift to a new kind of EO - ethical organisations - is needed, the feminist lawyer Moira Rayner said yesterday...An ethical organisation would respect the rights of children by...

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25 July 2002

HUMAN RIGHTS: WHO Launches Publications On Health, Rights

Author: UN Wire

The first in a new series of publications on the linkages between health and human rights was posted on the Internet by the World Health Organization yesterday. The WHO said 25 Questions and Answers on Health and Human Rights is meant for "governments...

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25 July 2002
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres

En Europa sigue habiendo una diferencia salarial de hasta el 35% en perjuicio de la mujer...En el informe se señala asimismo la "inaceptable explotación de menores" que en cierta medida tiene lugar en muchos países", principalmente en el sector...

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24 July 2002
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Author: Organisation mondiale de la Santé

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24 July 2002

full report: The Reality of Intentional Job Discrimination in Metropolitan America -- 1999

Author: Professors Alfred W. Blumrosen & Ruth G. Blumrosen, Rutgers University School of Law

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24 July 2002

New ICFTU report reveals widespread discrimination and occurrences of child labour in Europe

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