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Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
For the annual "Public Eye Awards", which the organisers (Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration) say are for the "worst cases of corporate human rights abuses and environmental misdeeds", seven companies were nominated in January 2013....
[PDF] Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and Japan
Author: Jörg Polakiewicz, Nagoya University
The paper provides an analysis and overview over the existing human rights standards relating to business...It also analyses existing law and practice regarding civil and criminal liability of corporations...in Europe and [USA]...[as well as] Japan’s...
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Author: Portugal News Online
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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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Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
The employers’ group today blocked discussion of some of the worst cases of worker rights violations at the annual ILO conference in Geneva...Employers have hijacked the process based on a misplaced ideological conviction that the right to strike,...
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Author: Ivana Jovanovic, Southeast European Times
Salary inequality between men and women [in Southeast Europe] is common. Although women and men are equal in the eyes of the law, they are not paid equally, largely due to a series of factors including stereotypes, unequal access to education, and...
Author: Intl. Civil Litigation and the Interest of the Public, Intl. Law Association
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Over the years, migration has had an impact on the composition of European societies. In 2010, foreign-born persons accounted for 9.4% of the EU27 population. Their socio-economic situation was in general less favourable than for native-born persons....
Author: Bibi van der Zee, Guardian [UK]
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