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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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13 October 2014

European business leaders back charter to combat depression in the workplace

Author: Ian Silvera, International Business Times

"UK Mental Health: Barclays, BT and Royal Mail Team Up to Target Depression in the Workplace", 9 Oct 2014 ...

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28 April 2014

New Report Showcases Top Business' Solutions to Tackle Depression in the Workplace

Author: Laura Clewes, Ogilvy HealthPR

A group of major European employers today launch a report featuring fresh insights into the fight against depression in the workplace…BT Group plc, Deutsche Post DHL, H. Lundbeck A/S, Ogilvy [part of WPP] and Unilever have publicly shared information...

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7 August 2013

The Hidden Hand Squeezing Texas’ Supply of Execution Drugs [USA]

Author: Josh Sanburn, Time (USA)

By September, Texas will run out of the sole drug it uses in lethal injections...In early 2011, Danish drugmaker Lundbeck, which at that time manufactured pentobarbital...discovered that U.S. states were using its product in lethal injections...[Many]...

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12 July 2013

How International Opposition To The Death Penalty Is Pushing State Officials Into A Corner

Author: Nicole Flatow, ThinkProgress (USA)

Last week, Missouri’s Attorney General told a court he might resort to reviving gas chambers to carry out executions in his state, intent on moving forward with scheduled death sentences in spite of limited access to the cocktail of drugs typically...

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14 February 2012

Texas executions threatened as stocks of death penalty drug run low [USA]

Author: Ed Pilkington, Guardian [UK]

Texas…is running out of supplies of lethal drugs and may be incapable of carrying out further death sentences beyond June…Texas has only sufficient quantities in its stores of pentobarbital – the middle drug of the triple lethal injection – to serve...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] A Game Changer

Author: Sune Skadegård Thorsen, Mira Skadegård Thorsen & Anders Dahl Krabbe, GLOBAL CSR

Professor Ruggie states that his principles are a “game changer”; and he is right...With the UNGP’s, global acceptance has been achieved in regard to a challenging issue. The tremendous support gives the UNGP’s considerable authority...Simultaneously...

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1 July 2011

Danish firm Lundbeck to stop US jails using drug for lethal injections

Author: Adam Gabbatt & David Batty, Guardian [UK]

Lundbeck will demand that US distributors sign an agreement stating that they will not make pentobarbital…available for prisons using it for lethal injections. The move comes after the UK banned the export to the US of pentobarbital and two other...

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8 June 2011

Lundbeck U-turn in execution drug row

Author: Peter Stanners, Copenhagen Post

Unwitting execution drug manufacturer Lundbeck met with human rights organisation Reprieve this week to discuss ways to prevent its anti-epilepsy [drug] being used on America’s death-row…[T]hree months after the company dismissed forcing distributors...

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1 June 2011

Survey shows growing awareness of human rights in business, but illustrates need for greater clarity - only a third of companies said they measure their human rights impacts

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