Riggs Bank (now part of PNC Financial Services)

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PNC Financial Services completed its acquisition of Riggs National Corp. in May 2005.

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9 December 2005

[PDF] Joint NGO Submission, Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry

Author: ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group

The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group has assembled a set of case studies related to the extract industries as a contribution to the work of the Special Representative. The case studies reveal patterns of violations and gaps in the...

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9 December 2005
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1 December 2005

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs launches handbook on corporate social responsibility -- includes chapters by Sir Geoffrey Chandler and about initiatives by Alcoa, Bertelsmann, Body Shop, BT, Calvert Group, Canon, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,...

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse....

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6 September 2005

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse - A Digest of Experience in Using Law to Combat Natural Resource Corruption

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Legal Remedies for the Resource Curse is a digest of practical experience in using law to combat corruption across jurisdictions. When resource extraction companies can obtain oil, diamonds, gold, coltan, timber, and other natural resources through...

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2 June 2005

A rich country being stripped of its wealth - British firms among those to profit from energy bonanza in Equatorial Guinea

Author: David Leigh, Guardian [UK]

Equatorial Guinea...has immense quantities of oil...Yet such an astonishing bonanza appears to have done most of the country's citizens no good... Who then, is getting the benefit?...BG...is buying up...the entire planned output for 17 years of...

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4 April 2005

Stopping Banks from Hiding Human Rights Abusers' Money: A Recent Settlement by Riggs Bank Highlights the Issue

Author: Anita Ramasastry, associate professor of law & director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, & Technology at the University of Washington School of Law

Riggs Bank and its principal owners agreed to pay $8 million to a foundation established for victims of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. In exchange, a Spanish court agreed to dismiss criminal charges against bank officials...Both the...

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1 April 2005
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Author: Programa de Derechos Humanos de la Escuela de Cultura de Paz, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

[resumen de las noticias e iniciativas más importantes sobre empresas y derechos humanos en abril 2005] [se refiere a Dole, Riggs, Splendor Flowers, Barrick Gold, Repsol, Aguas del Illimani (parte de Suez), ChevronTexaco, Aracruz, Celulosa Arauco,...

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13 January 2005

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