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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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18 April 2017

USA: Rejected job applicants file class-action lawsuit against PwC alleging age discrimination

Author: Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal (USA)

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Article
26 February 2015

USA: 3 major tobacco companies reach $100 million settlement in health-related tobacco lawsuits

Author: Reuters

“Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million,” 25 Feb 2015...

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Article
21 July 2014

USA: Court asks tobacco company RJ Reynolds to pay damages to wife of cancer victim

Author: BBC News

"RJ Reynolds told to pay wife of cancer victim $23.6bn", 20 Jul 2014...

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21 July 2014
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Author: Danièle Guinot, Le Figaro (France)

« Tabac : la veuve d'un fumeur obtient 23,6 milliards de dollars de dommages et intérêts », 20 juillet 2014...

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Article
14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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Article
14 May 2014

Cigarette makers can't market to kids. Why do tobacco farms employ them? [USA]

Author: Margaret Wurth, Human Rights Watch

Some companies…allow for lower standards of protection for children in their US supply chain than for those elsewhere…[While] the US has laws to protect kids from the harms of nicotine in cigarettes, there are no restrictions to protect them from...

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming [USA]

Author: Human Rights Watch

Children working on tobacco farms in the United States are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers…The tobacco grown on US farms is purchased by the largest tobacco companies in the world…Human Rights Watch interviewed 141 child...

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8 May 2014

USA: Farm worker activists say Reynolds American should "stop relying on human trafficking" in its supply chain - company responds

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Article
8 May 2014

Farm Labor Activists Get Audience with Reynolds American Shareholders [USA]

Author: Kathryn Mobley, WFDD Radio (USA)

Farm labor activists want Reynolds American to fight on behalf of North Carolina’s tobacco workers...[About] 300 members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) protested outside Reynolds American [offices]...Inside, the annual shareholder's...

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