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12 November 2003

Conviction of 3 former Elf executives - Global Witness says Elf system would not have existed if companies had to publish their payments to govts.

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12 November 2003

Elf verdict [in French court] jails the guilty, but their bitter legacy remains

Author: Global Witness

The conviction for embezzlement of three senior executives of the former French state oil company, Elf, is a blow against corruption in the global oil industry..."If oil companies were required to publish all their payments to governments, and...

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10 November 2003
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Author: Cécile Daumas, Libération

Elles ont entre 20 et 35 ans, ont généralement fait des études, et réclament le droit de travailler. Elles ont aussi rencontré l'islam, portent le foulard, se conformant à une lecture stricte du Coran...En 1989, la question du voile faisait son entrée...

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1 November 2003

Business and Human Rights: Dilemmas and Solutions

Author: edited by Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment, UK

"Business and Human Rights" provides an analysis of the relationship between companies and human rights in the context of globalisation. The analysis is in two parts. The first maps the reasons (financial, ethical, regulatory) why human rights have...

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Article
29 October 2003

EU waters down chemicals reform

Author: Greenpeace

Important new laws in Europe have been announced this week to address the current flawed and inadequate rules governing chemicals harmful to health and the environment. While the new laws represent a step forward, heavy chemical industry lobbying and...

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29 October 2003

Greenpeace: Industry lobbying weakens new EU laws on chemicals harmful to health & environment

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29 October 2003

Industry lashes out over new EU chemicals rules

Author: AFP

Industry leaders warned Wednesday that a new EU regulation on chemicals could prove financially ruinous and accused the European Commission of ignoring their concerns..."The challenge is always to strike a balance between protection of human health...

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6 October 2003

Environmental protests planned for Tuesday at Inco sites around the world

Author: Canadian Press

An environmental group plans to hold protests Tuesday at sites around the world operated by mining giant Inco Ltd. to call attention to what they say are the company's "inferior environmental practices."...A provincial Environment Ministry survey in...

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2 October 2003
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Author: AFP

Un an après l'ouverture d'une enquête sur des accusations de travail forcé en Birmanie lors de la construction d'un gazoduc au cours des années 1990, un ancien directeur [Hervé Madéo] de la filiale birmane du groupe Total a été entendu jeudi par un...

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1 October 2003

[PDF] Strengthening Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains

Author: World Bank

...the World Bank Group commissioned a study on barriers to the achievement of better social and environmental performance in suppliers, and also on the options that hold the greatest promise for overcoming those barriers...The study focuses attention...

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