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14 January 2013

Corporate warned against exploiting security companies [Swaziland]

Author: Sifiso Sibandze, Times of Swaziland

[Swaziland’s] Minister of Labour and Social Security Lutfo Dlamini…has noted with concern the continued disrespect for the country’s labour laws and exploitation of employees by some employers in the security…industry… Dlamini said…that major...

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1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be...

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17 December 2012

UN publishes study on employment of persons with disabilities

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17 December 2012
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Author: Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

El presente estudio se centra en el trabajo y el empleo de las personas con discapacidad. En él se analizan las disposiciones pertinentes de la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad, se ponen de relieve las buenas prácticas en...

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17 December 2012
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Author: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme

La présente étude porte sur le travail et l’emploi des personnes handicapées. Elle analyse les dispositions pertinentes de la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées, met en lumière les bonnes pratiques en ce qui concerne la promotion...

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17 December 2012

[PDF] Thematic study on the work and employment of persons with disabilities

Author: Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present study focuses on the work and employment of persons with disabilities. It analyses relevant provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, highlights good practices in promoting employment opportunities for...

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28 November 2012
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Author: Pagina Siete (Bolivia)

En Bolivia, decenas de empresas líderes consideran a la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial como herramienta fundamental…[pues] la RSE tiene que ver con el compromiso de las empresas con sus grupos de interés…en…[lo] económico, social y ambiental…Ésta...

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22 November 2012

[PDF] The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC CSI IGB), IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign, UNI Global Union

The right to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively are established human rights falling within the scope of almost every business enterprise in almost every situation or context...Business responsibility with respect to...

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20 November 2012
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Author: IndustriALL

La reforma de la legislación laboral contraria a los trabajadores en México fue aprobada el 13 de noviembre, con la mentira neoliberal de que con la mayor flexibilidad de los empleadores para despedir a los trabajadores se crearán empleos y mejorará la...

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4 October 2012

Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: Conflict Risk Network

Conflict Risk Network and the 21 undersigned institutional investors, asset owners and asset managers...are pleased to submit to the State Department...comment[s] on the “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma”...We welcome these...

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