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19 March 2002

TUC hails Euro-Parliament move to protect workers from asbestos

Author: TUC [UK]

The European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee today voted to cut in half the maximum exposure for asbestos proposed by the European Commission in its new Asbestos Directive.

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19 March 2002

ILO will help Bangladesh eradicate child labour

Author: Independent [Bangladesh]

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will assist Bangladesh in implementing a time-bound special programme to eradicate hazardous child labour from the country.

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19 March 2002

SABCOHA [South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS] to provide information base for business in war against HIV/AIDS

Author: South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

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19 March 2002

Legal Action Intensifies Against BC [British Columbia, Canada] Labour Minister: "De Facto Discrimination" Charged

Author: Airspace Action on Smoking & Health

Legal action has intensified against the BC Government over Labour Minister Graham Bruce’s secondhand smoke regulation 3/2002 introduced in January. In a document released today, the Labour Minister is charged with "de facto discrimination" which ...

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19 March 2002

MEXICO-U.S.: U.N. Expert Wraps Up Mission On Migrants' Rights

Author: Angela Stephens, UN Wire

Besides risks the migrants and smugglers take which threaten the migrants' safety, they are also at risk of being subjected to forced labor, and children in particular are at risk of being sold into prostitution or forced into pornography, Rodriguez...

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19 March 2002

U.S. Government Report Criticizes Kimberley Process [conflict diamonds]

Author: Rapaport News

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) has published results of a study that indicates that the Kimberley Process suffers from various "shortcomings," such as the lack of a formal risk assessment that identifies, analyzes and manages risks to meet...

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19 March 2002

Environmentalists Sue over Transmission Lines from Mexico to US

Author: Earthjustice

Plan to evade US laws would pollute poor region of Mexico -...Earthjustice and Wild Earth Advocates, representing Border Power Plant Working Group, filed a lawsuit against the federal government today challenging permits granted to two companies...

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19 March 2002

EPA to ease coal plant rules, pollution suits - Post [USA]

Author: Reuters

The Bush administration has decided to shift from a Clinton-era clear air enforcement initiative that led to dozens of lawsuits against aging coal-fired power plants, The Washington Post reported yesterday. According to U.S. Environment Protection...

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19 March 2002

full report: "Rogue Traders: A Report on Morgan Stanley's Financing of Socially and Environmentally Controversial Projects in Asia"

Author: Friends of the Earth UK, Free Tibet Campaign, Students for a Free Tibet, and International Rivers Network

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19 March 2002
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Author: Jesus M. Delgado, EcoPortal.net

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