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20 September 2012

[PDF] The decision to construct the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant units 3, 4 in breach of Espoo Convention requirements [Ukraine]

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...On behalf of 15 European non-governmental organizations - members of CEE Bankwatch Network, we appeal to you to stop the plans of the Ukrainian government to construct two new nuclear units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant. We ask you to.....

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14 June 2012

Governments & companies can collaborate to protect freedom of expression & privacy online, says report commissioned by Global Network Initiative

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14 June 2012

[PDF] Digital Freedoms in International Law: Practical Steps to Protect Human Rights Online

Author: Ian Brown & Douwe Korff, Global Network Initiative

While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure, products and services can play an important supporting role. Companies also have a legal and corporate social...

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18 April 2012

Global Online Freedom Act 2012 Is An Important Step Forward

Author: Cindy Cohn & Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation

...[The] newly-amended Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA),...while far from perfect, is an important step toward protecting human rights and free expression online...[Let's] take a deeper look…The bill contains a number of excellent measures that would...

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21 December 2011

Belarus Talking to China Firm About Gear

Author: Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal

A Chinese telecom-equipment giant has held talks to install a video-surveillance system for Belarus…an authoritarian regime with a track record of suppressing public dissent…Huawei Technologies Co., recently said it is scaling back its business in...

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8 December 2011

US bill targets exports of Web censorship tools

Author: AFP

A bill aimed at choking off US exports of technology used for Internet surveillance or censorship was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday...Representative Chris Smith...is behind the Global Online Freedom Act...The legislation would...

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7 September 2011

RBS involved in conference on Middle East weapons sales

Author: Jerome Taylor, Independent [UK]

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s is sending delegates to a conference promoting weapons sales to the Middle East...[T]he...bank...is attending a conference...organised by the London Chamber of Commerce. The revelation comes amid growing concerns about the...

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29 August 2011

RBS agrees to end work for Belarus

Author: BBC

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has said it will no longer do fundraising work for the Belarus government following a campaign by human rights groups. Free Belarus Now and Index on Censorship argued that companies such as RBS were helping to support the...

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14 June 2011

[PDF] United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2011

Author: UN Global Compact

As a global initiative with local signatories, Local Networks have positioned themselves as countrywide platforms that are locally owned and driven by business, yet oriented to the needs of a wide range of stakeholders. Grounded in the cultures and...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confédération syndicale internationale

Germes du printemps arabe dans la répression contre les travailleurs/euses et le non-respect des droits économiques...La Colombie et les Amériques conservent la position dominante dans le sombre bilan en matière d’assassinats et de répression des...

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