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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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23 June 2011

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center – Administrative Panel Decision – Mr. Felipe Augusto Vicini Lluberes, Grupo Vicini, Ltd. v. Increase Web Traffic Inc- Case No. D2011-0552

Author: World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO

…The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center…on March 25, 2011…The first Complainant is a Dominican citizen and President of the second Complainant...The disputed domain names were registered on October 3, 2010 and are used...

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26 July 2010

Global Witness takes UK government to court for failing to list UK companies trading Congo conflict minerals for UN sanctions

Author: Global Witness

The British government is acting unlawfully in refusing to put forward eligible UK companies and individuals trading in Congolese ‘conflict minerals' for targeted UN sanctions, said campaign group Global Witness today in an application to the High...

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11 May 2010

[DOC] Congo-Kinshasa: Traceability of minerals from the East – Launch in Goma of a control system

Author: Faustin Kuediasala, Le Potentiel [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

[Title translation, and the following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; original article in French follows.]...

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11 May 2010
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Author: Faustin Kuediasala, Le Potentiel [Rép. dém. du Congo]

Le projet pilote sur la protection des minerais dans l'Est de la RDC a été, rapporte Radio Okapi sur son site Internet, lancé officiellement le vendredi 7 mai à Goma...Selon les responsables de l'« Initiative d'ITRI pour la chaîne d'approvisionnement...

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Article
1 February 2010

Born free and equal [subscription required]

Author: Nathan Skinner, StrategicRisk

…In order to avoid unwanted attention, businesses need to be aware of their moral and legal responsibilities…In the pursuit of resources or cheaper production costs, transnational corporations have set up operations in countries with repressive...

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Article
1 January 2010

[PDF] Lessons UNlearned: How the UN and Member States must do more to end natural resource-fuelled conflicts

Author: Global Witness

The will and the capacity of the United Nations...and Member States to deal with natural resource fuelled conflicts is weak. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...civilians die on a daily basis because of a war that is stoked by the international...

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1 January 2010

Global Witness report accuses international community of ignoring role of natural resources in fuelling conflicts

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Article
16 December 2009

[PDF] Any of our business? Human rights and the UK private sector

Author: UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Businesses must have regard to human rights in several different contexts. In the UK, businesses which perform a public function have duties under the Human Rights Act…This report considers this complex range of issues, starting from the position that...

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