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6 January 2004

Female Workers Suffer Sexual Harassment [So. Korea]

Author: Soh Ji-young, Korea Times

Two major umbrella trade unions said on Tuesday that female workers, especially part-timers, are exposed to various types of sexual harassment at their workplaces.

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1 January 2004

[PDF] Women's rights, the European Court and supranational constitutionalism

Author: Rachel A. Cichowski, Law & Society Review [USA]

This analysis examines supranational constitutionalism in the European Union...[T]he study focuses on the role of the European Court of Justice in the creation of women’s rights...This study focuses specifically on gender equality law, yet provides a...

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21 December 2003

Eyeless children championed by Observer win $7m test case

Author: Antony Barnett, Observer

After fierce legal wrangles and appeals through the US courts, judges have awarded an American family almost $7 million (£3.9m) in damages after their son was born with empty eye sockets in 1990. The US chemical giant DuPont, which made Benlate and...

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21 December 2003
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Author: Jacqueline Fowks, Reforma

La compañía estadounidense Doe Run...se comprometió a disminuir sus emisiones tóxicas en la zona, sin embargo estudios científicos revelan que la metalúrgica sigue contaminando y que la salud de la población de La Oroya...se ve cada vez más mermada.

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14 December 2003
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Author: Médico Directo

El empleo de sustancias químicas en la agricultura se ha disparado en los últimos años hasta el punto de ser la causa de millares de intoxicaciones cada año.

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1 December 2003

Conference News - Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Towards a New Agenda? Report of the UNRISD Conference 17-18 November 2003, Geneva

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Summaries of Presentations Made at the UNRISD Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Towards a New Agenda? 17 November 2003 - 18 November 2003 Salle XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Author: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

...we want to take stock of recent proposals to do with corporate accountability and to consider their feasibility both in political terms and as instruments for addressing the types of development concerns that surround the CSR agenda. [refers to...

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30 November 2003

Ecuador: Texaco Leaves Trail of Destruction

Author: T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times

[Monica] Torres is one of thousands of Ecuadoreans who stand to benefit from a multibillion-dollar lawsuit alleging that Texaco's operations between 1972 and 1992 destroyed land, sickened residents and contributed to the demise of indigenous tribes....

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27 November 2003

"Human Rights, Development and Business - An Introduction" [speech by Mary Robinson at Intl. Symposium on Human Rights & the Private Sector, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Basel]

Author: Mary Robinson, Director of Ethical Globalization Initiative

Allow me to begin by posing and responding to a question I am often asked. 'What do you think is the worst human rights problem in the world today?' I answer in a way people don't quite expect. I say, 'extreme poverty'. [refers to Novartis]

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11 November 2003
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Author: El Comercio [Ecuador]

El juicio civil impulsado por campesinos de Ecuador contra la empresa Dyncorp, en EE.UU., tiene una nueva prueba de los efectos de la fumigación en la frontera [con Colombia]. Una investigación...señala que las fumigaciones con glifosato efectuadas...

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