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[PDF] Business & human rights in South Asia – a round-up of recent developments

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in South Asia over the past year (mid-2009 to mid-2010). This is not a comprehensive overview – it flags some major issues, cases and developments, as well as emerging trends…Key concerns…Positive initiatives by companies…Legal, policy and regulatory developments…Looking ahead…The Resource Centre’s plans for the region…Follow our work on South Asia… [refers to Bahria Town, Ballarpur Industries, Barclays, Bayer Corporation, Bayer Crop Science, Bharti Enterprises, Blue Mango, Brandix, Defence Housing Authority, Dell, Depilex beauty salon, Dow Chemical, Forbes Marshall Group, Garib & Garib, GlaxoSmithKline, Green Hotel, H&M, Habib Rafiq, Himagiri Hydro Energy, Hindustan Unilever, ICICI Prudential, Ikea, IndianOil, Jaipur Rugs, La Boulangerie, Lanka Walltile, Merck, Metro Group, OnTime Technologies, People Tree, POSCO, Rahim, Reliance, RL Denim, SammaaN, State Bank of India, Tata Group, Tata Steel, Union Carbide, Vedanta, West Seti]

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches first regional briefing – business & human rights in South Asia