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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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29 January 2010

Palestinians irate over new Jerusalem tram

Author: Karin Laub, Associated Press

Jerusalem's first light rail starts test runs this spring,…promising to relieve the perpetual congestion. But Palestinians see no reason to celebrate. They hope to derail the $1 billion tram because they fear it will further entrench Israeli control...

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18 November 2008

Rahma advertisements urge mercy for workers [Saudi Arabia]

Author: Arab News

The abuse of workers in the Kingdom, as reported by several human rights groups, has prompted a Saudi advertisement agency boss to launch a series of TV advertisements to encourage people to show mercy...The campaign, entitled Rahma, is part of Full...

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25 March 2007

UAE: Draft Labor Law Violates International Standards

Author: Human Rights Watch

The United Arab Emirates’ proposed labor law falls far short of international standards for workers’ rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report...The law fails to address a series of abuses against workers that Human Rights Watch has documented...

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1 January 2005

Supping with a long spoon - How much do human rights count for, when there’s business to be done?

Author: Roger East & Oliver Balch, interviewing Chris Marsden (Amnesty UK Business Group) & Andrew Hope (Intl. Chamber of Commerce), in Green Futures [UK]

The real live debate is twofold. Is there sufficient reason – and pressure – for companies to [bear responsibility for their human rights impacts] voluntarily? And in what circumstances are they just kidding themselves (or the public) that constructive...

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