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1 December 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Children behind Our Cotton"

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

Even if effective monitoring engenders significant costs, the potential to positively transform the lives of millions of children means they can legitimately be passed onto the consumer. Where companies are failing, regulations must be implemented....

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6 March 2007

U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006: Benin

Author: U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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1 January 2007

Benin: Cotton At the Heart of the Economy -- And of Desertification

Author: Michée Boko, Inter Press Service

Cotton production forms a key part of the Beninese economy. However, Armande Zanou-Aivodji -- point person for desertification in the Ministry of the Environment -- says this production is also leading to soil degradation in the West African country....

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1 January 2007
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1 January 2007
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Author: Les Entreprises du Médicament [France]

[annexe présente exemples d’actions & partenariats des Entreprises du Médicament: Novartis, sanofi-aventis, MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme, partie de Merck), Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, Bayer, Novo Nordisk (partie de Novo Group), GlaxoSmithKline,...

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31 March 2006

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - References to Trade-Related Issues: A Compilation

Author: Magali Fabre, 3D -> Trade - Human Rights - Equitable Economy

This compilation of references to trade-related issues in CESCR documents aims to provide academics, human rights advocates, policy-makers and advocates of a fairer trade system with an additional human rights tool to monitor trade policy and hold...

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24 August 2005
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Author: Afrique Centrale

Pour la 6ème année, Western Union [partie de First Data]...et la Fondation First Data Western Union préparent la rentrée scolaire avec les parents. Des milliers de cadeaux pour les enfants de plusieurs pays d’Afrique centrale seront offerts aux clients...

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13 May 2005

Forced labour in Africa: between poverty and tradition

Author: International Labour Organization

The ILO estimate of the number of victims of forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa is 660,000. In this region, the figure reflects the stubborn survival of traditional forms of servitude, but also relates to extreme poverty, a high incidence of child...

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3 March 2005

US Cotton Subsidies Declared Illegal by WTO, Again

Author: Oxfam America

International agency Oxfam calls on the US to implement swiftly today's final World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against its illegal cotton payment programs...Eliminating cotton subsidies is necessary to fulfill WTO obligations and bring relief to...

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2 March 2005

U.S.A.: Titan Agrees to Record Payment To Settle Foreign-Bribery Case

Author: Jonathan Karp & Andy Pasztor, with John R. Wilke, Wall Street Journal

In the biggest foreign-bribery penalty under U.S. law, Titan Corp. pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle allegations that it covered up payments in six countries, including millions of dollars funneled to an associate of an African...

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