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1 March 2004

Kofi Annan launches report of the Commission on the Private Sector & Development

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1 March 2004

[PDF] full report: "Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor"

Author: Commission on the Private Sector & Development, Report to the Secretary General of the United Nations

[refers to Cemex, Casas Bahia, Infosys, ICICI, Hindustan Lever, Daewoo, Grameenphone, Vodacom]

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Article
25 February 2004

Stop Intimidation of Brazilian Labour Inspector Fernanda Giannasi

Author: The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, Ban Asbestos Canada, MiningWatch Canada

Intimidation against Brazilian Labour inspector Fernanda Giannasi for her role in exposing the dangers of asbestos to workers has escalated dramatically...coming just a few weeks after the irretrievable breakdown of negotiations between ABREA ...

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Article
11 February 2004

Ministers attempt to halt US human rights cases against British firms

Author: Robert Verkaik, Independent [UK]

A [UK] Government amicus brief - or legal opinion - filed in the US federal courts argues that the Alien Tort statute has too wide an application and must be neutralised because British companies are facing "large damage claims". [refers to Shell,...

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11 February 2004

UK Govt. files amicus brief attempting to stop British companies being sued in US for alleged human rights violations committed around the world (under Alien Tort Claims Act)

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Article
11 February 2004

UK: Government trades justice for business

Author: Amnesty International

Rather than joining forces with the business lobby and the US administration to close down avenues of redress like the Alien Tort Provision, the Government should be putting into place effective legislation in the UK. They should use the UN Human...

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3 February 2004
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Author: Amnistía Internacional

[Ecuador]: Amnistía Internacional está preocupada por la seguridad de la comunidad Sarayaku. Miembros de la comunidad han convocado...una marcha de protesta...por el proceso que se sigue contra varios dirigentes indígenas por denuncias de funcionarios...

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Article
13 January 2004

Angola: Account for Missing Oil Revenues - Disappearance of $4.2 Billion Undermines Fundamental Rights

Author: Human Rights Watch

More than four billion dollars in state oil revenue disappeared from Angolan government coffers from 1997-2002, roughly equal to the entire sum the government spent on all social programs in the same period, Human Rights Watch said in a report...

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12 January 2004
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Author: Miguel Cabildo, Proceso [México]

Amnistía Internacional...Precisó que la Organización de los Estados Americanos ha adoptado numerosas resoluciones que alientan el respeto y la promoción de los derechos fundamentales.

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Article
1 January 2004

full report: "Some Transparency, No Accountability: The Use of Oil Revenue in Angola and Its Impact on Human Rights"

Author: Human Rights Watch

[report includes "Recommendations to oil companies operating in Angola"]

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