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1 September 2003
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Author: Confederación internacional de organizaciones sindicales libres

En las zonas francas de exportación...los trabajadores tienen que tomar anfetaminas para trabajar más duramente y más rápido,...la violencia y los abusos son la realidad cotidiana de miles y miles de trabajadores y...los intentos de formar sindicatos y...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres

[Dans les] zones franches d.exportation (ZFE), ou "maquilas" ... la main-d'oeuvre reçoit des amphétamines afin de pouvoir travailler plus dur et plus rapidement, ... la violence et les abus sont le lot quotidien de milliers et de milliers de...

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1 September 2003

[PDF] Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Commentary on Human Rights Norms for MNCs

Author: Jus Semper Global Alliance

The UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights has drafted norms that signal a possible advent of compulsory CSR but continue to legitimize a structure that generates sheer inequality between North and South...In the area of.....

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1 August 2003

[PDF] The Right to Food

Author: Jean Ziegler, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the right to food

[PDF: Scroll to pg. 11]...one issue...is becoming increasingly important for the realization of the right to food: the human rights obligations of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the light of the fact that corporations are exerting increasing...

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22 July 2003

[PDF] Joint views of the IOE and ICC on the draft norms on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regard to human rights

Author: International Organisation of Employers and International Chamber of Commerce

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1 July 2003

Setback for $3bn pipeline project [Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey]

Author: Jim Lobe, Asia Times

In a breakthrough for both judicial independence and the environment in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the Georgian district court has granted an environmental group the right to sue the country's government for approving the controversial US$3...

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Article
20 June 2003

Review of [OECD] National Contact Points: June 2002 - June 2003

Author: OECD Watch

[based on comments by NGOs on the functioning of their National Contact Points, in connection with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises]

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Article
5 June 2003

Global call for moratorium on BP's Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

Author: Baku Ceyhan Campaign [signatories include Friends of the Earth, CEE Bankwatch, International Rivers Network, Environmental Defense]

Environment, rights groups in 29 countries lobby World Bank and Governments - Over 70 environment and human rights groups from 29 countries, today called for an immediate moratorium on a controversial BP oil pipeline...arguing that the pipeline would...

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2 June 2003

G-8 Leaders Call for Enhanced Market Integrity

Author: U.S. Department of State

[includes text of declaration adopted by G-8 leaders] Corporate social responsibility - Consistent with the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, we support voluntary efforts to enhance corporate social and environmental...

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29 May 2003

'Corporate G8': Examples of Damaging Corporate Practices from G8 Multinational Corporations

Author: Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth International Briefing [refers to cases of: Manhattan Minerals in Peru; Suez/Ondeo in Philippines; Bayer Group in Germany; ENI-AGIP in Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Nigeria & Italy; Alfa Group/Crown Resources in Spain; Shell in Nigeria,...

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