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30 January 2013

More SA companies commit to UN Global Compact

Author: Natalie Greve, Engineering News [So. Africa]

Twelve South African companies had voluntarily committed to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in the 2013 financial year to date, the National Business Initiative (NBI) said…The twelve signatories were Transnet, Allegiance Air, Oceana Group,...

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Company response
5 December 2012

Response by MTN: MTN must "meet international obligations", says brief on its alleged role in surveillance in Iran. Click here

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1 December 2012

[PDF] Shaping Corporate Social Responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa - Guidance Notes from a Mapping Survey

Author: GIZ (Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector - CCPS, South Africa)

The GIZ Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) endeavours to partner with companies...to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in sub-Saharan Africa; in doing so, it [considers]...that through socially and environmentally...

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7 November 2012

MTN must stand up for its users, meet international obligations [Iran]

Author: Access Now

[...]MTN has operated in Iran in a manner that is often publicly at odds with international norms on accountability and transparency and respect for human rights, exposing the company to the imminent threat of international legal repercussions that...

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6 October 2012
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Author: Agence Ecofin [Suisse]

Dans tous les domaines - santé, éducation, environnement, soutien à l’entrepreneuriat -, les opérateurs de téléphonie s’impliquent dans des actions au profit des plus démunis. Orange, MTN, Bouygues Télécoms, Vodafone…tous agissent en ce sens. En...

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Company response
23 May 2012

Response by MTN: Human rights concerns related to May 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. Click here

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Article
23 May 2012

[PDF] PRESS RELEASE (for immediate release) Eurovision Song Contest: Are some company sponsors ignoring concerns about human rights in Azerbaijan?

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

As the Eurovision Song Contest gets underway...some companies sponsoring the event are refusing to respond to concerns raised about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contacted 7 companies that are...

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1 May 2012

Human rights concerns related to May 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Human rights groups and journalists have raised serious concerns about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan as it prepares to host the 26 May 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have documented widespread...

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4 April 2012

MTN in spotlight over human rights

Author: Independent Online [So. Africa]

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) received a call to investigate MTN for human rights violations in Iran...MTN has been accused of facilitating the surveillance of Iranian opposition activists by allowing phones to be bugged...The case has been...

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27 January 2012

To Protect Human Rights, Companies Must Pull Out of Iran

Author: Mark D. Wallace and Irwin Cotler, United Against Nuclear Iran in NJToday.net [USA]

[T]he United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on human rights, Ahmed Shaheed...documented Iran’s brutal record of persecuting religious and ethnic minorities within its borders...and decried Iran’s “dramatic” increase in executions...Iran has an abysmal...

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