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24 October 2002

USA: Oxfam America concern over Peabody Energy's level of water use affecting Hopi & Navajo people

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Lawsuit
23 October 2002

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re India)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2003, the Perumatty Grama panchayat, in the Indian state of Kerala, revoked Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverage’s (the India subsidiary of Coca-Cola) licence to operate its factory in Plachimada village, alleging that the company’s activities resulted...

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Lawsuit
11 October 2002

Barrick Gold lawsuit (re Western Shoshone tribes, USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 20 November 2008, several US Western Shoshone tribes and non-profit organizations filed a lawsuit in Nevada federal court against the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking a preliminary injunction to stop Barrick Gold from proceeding with the...

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Article
15 August 2002

Report of the sessional working group on the working methods and activities of transnational corporations on its fourth session

Author: U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

[includes as annex the latest official text of United Nations "Draft norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights"]

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Article
13 August 2002

CorpWatch India Responds to Coca Cola

Author: CorpWatch India

To reiterate facts, in Plachimada, Kerala, your Indian subsidiary -- Hindustan Coca Cola -- has been charged with excessive extraction of groundwater, contamination of groundwater and parching of the wells and groundwater sources supplying a large...

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Story
13 August 2002

ExxonMobil investors urged to approve shareholder resolution calling on company to publish payments to Indonesian military for Aceh operations

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Article
13 August 2002

Statement Regarding NGO Human Rights Lawsuit - Aceh, Indonesia

Author: ExxonMobil

We are disturbed by allegations that ExxonMobil or its affiliate companies are in any way involved with human rights abuses in Aceh, and will continue to vigorously defend ourselves. ExxonMobil condemns the violation of human rights in any form. We...

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Article
9 August 2002
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Author: Le Courrier [Genève]

En Équateur, l’oléoduc «El sote» est une catastrophe de 500 kilomètres de long. Gigantesque serpent de métal, le Système d’oléoduc transéquatorien (SOTE) a été construit dans les années septante sous l’impulsion de la Texaco. Depuis 1993, la compagnie...

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Article
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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Article
25 July 2002

[PDF] Bushmen in the Kalahari [Botswana]

Author: Neal G. Lineback, Geography Professor at Appalachian State Univ. [USA], in Geography in the News

Why the government wants the Bush men out is not entirely clear...[One scholar] blames the increasing political clout represented by the growth of tourism, cattle ranching and diamond mining, “the three pillars of Botswana’s economy.”

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