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Article
1 June 2001

Gender and globalisation

Author: published by IIED [International Institute for Environment and Development] and RING [Regional and International Networking Group]

briefing paper for World Summit on Sustainable Development

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1 June 2001

[abstract of article] Enforcing international humanitarian law: Catching the accomplices

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Article
1 June 2001

[PDF] [full text of article] Enforcing international humanitarian law: Catching the accomplices

Author: William A. Schabas, Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, in International Review of the Red Cross No.42

How far can these general principles of complicity be extended to the case of contemporary atrocities? Can they, for example, be used to establish international criminal liability for a supplier of small arms, the managing director of an airline that...

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Article
24 May 2001

AFRICA: Trade Unions Push For Maternity Protection

Author: UN Wire

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Article
15 May 2001

A Lobby Group Pushes For Women Advancement

Author: Farah Khan, Inter Press Service

A gender empowerment lobby at the least developing countries (LDC) conference in Brussels is pushing hard for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to establish an eminent persons group, to ensure that commitments to advance women become a reality

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Article
15 May 2001

ILO focusing on garment industry, EPZ [export processing zones] for enforcing conventions

Author: The Independent [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Workshop participants find indifference [among governments] to implementing workers' rights

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Article
24 April 2001

Economic Development and Gender-Based Discrimination

Author: paper submitted to U.N. World Conference Against Racism by The National Council of Negro Women [NCNW]

A Survey of Current Issues and Future Perspectives

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Article
10 April 2001

Latin America: Scant progress in status of women, says UNIFEM

Author: Gustavo Gonzalez, Inter Press Service

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Article
29 March 2001

Getting tougher on women's rights [Egypt]

Author: Reem Leila, Al-Ahram Weekly [Cairo]

The National Council for Women says it is getting tough on illiteracy and the personal status law. Reem Leila digs into the NCW's five-year plan.

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Article
21 March 2001

[PDF] Principles for Private Sector Investment in Cuba

Author: National Policy Association's Cuba Working Group, in Cuba Today: Best Business Practices and Labor Rights

[principles include respect for internationally-recognised rights of workers]

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