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16 October 2013

East Africa Oil Discoveries Breed Challenges

Author: David Arnold, Voice of America

Significant oil reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya in recent years. However before Kenyans and Ugandans can benefit from the discoveries infrastructure challenges, political issues and special interests must be overcome say experts.....

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19 July 2013

Perspectives – Political Analysis and Commentary from Asia

Author: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Perspectives Asia is a publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia...In this first issue, our authors report on conflicts and the implications of large-scale...

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7 December 2012

Philips starts ‘Hope for the children’ campaign [Ukraine]

Author: East Europe Foundation

Philips is calling on Ukrainians to join in its national charity campaign called “Everyone Can Be Santa with Philips”. As part of the program, Philips will donate money from each purchase of Philips products to the “Krona” Ukrainian Children’s...

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12 November 2012

Ikea to release report on claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East Germany

Author: Associated Press

Ikea will release a report this week addressing claims it benefited from forced labor in communist East Germany, the company and victims groups said…The report by independent auditors Ernst & Young looks into allegations that Ikea used East German...

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27 June 2012

Caterpillar pulled from social indexes

Author: Blake Sobczak, Associated Press

[I]nvestment firm [MSCI]…removed Caterpillar…from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, citing concerns about the Israeli military's use of company bulldozers in the Palestinian territories. The decision…was welcomed...

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24 January 2012

[DOC] Kadirgamar Institute hosts national conference on the role of the business community in reconciliation [Sri Lanka]

Author: Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)

The speakers of the conference, industry leaders and pioneers in bringing reconciliation through business initiatives, shared their experiences in investing and working with the people of the north and east, successful not only in business terms, but...

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12 April 2011

Nepali slaves in the Middle East - video

Author: Pete Pattison, Guardian [UK]

Pete Pattison investigates the trafficking of people escaping poverty and conflict in Nepal. Unscrupulous agents take huge sums of money from them for work abroad then consign them to slavery and appalling conditions in the Middle East. Many are abused...

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13 November 2010

Filmmaker urges Nokia to shoulder more responsibility over human rights in Congo

Author: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

In the film ["Blood in the mobile"] by director Frank Poulsen, the viewer visits mines [in] the east of Congo, whose minerals are utilised by manufacturers of telephones. The scene then changes to Finland, to the head offices of Nokia. The filmmaker...

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6 April 2010

[PDF] Fair Competition! Complaint Filed by Consumers in Germany in Defense of Workers’ Rights in South East Asia

Author: Claudia Müller-Hoff and Miriam Saage-Maaß, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC)

...ECCHR and the Clean Clothes Campaign commissioned a study to ascertain whether or not working conditions in Bangladeshi textile factories had improved... Consumers must be able to trust that the vendor‟s information about the origin and production...

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4 February 2010

New York Uni. adds workers rights rules to Abu Dhabi contract

Author: Associated Press

Workers involved in building and operating New York University's Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi must have protections…the university announced Wednesday in a move that human rights advocates hope reverberates around the region…Among the provisions...

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