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Blog post
7 February 2014

Companies can help advance human rights; Sochi shows they rarely do

Author: Ella Skybenko, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The world's costliest Olympics has been built on exploitation, discrimination and a deafening silence, writes Ella Skybenko

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Article
7 February 2014

Are companies involved with 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi wilfully ignoring human rights?

Author: Ella Skybenko, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in KyivPost (Ukraine)

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi start today...The multi-billion investment in prestige projects contrasts violently with the neglect of the human rights of workers who built them, the local people who have lost their homes and health, and...

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Article
30 January 2014

Russia: Pressure escalates on Sochi corporate sponsors

Author: Human Rights Watch

...Corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics should act now to urge Russia to halt the rising tide of discrimination, harassment, and threats against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, 40 of the world’s leading human rights and...

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Article
5 December 2013

US investors press Sochi Olympic sponsors over gay rights

Author: RIA Novosti

...A coalition of US investors managing hundreds of billions of dollars in assets has urged corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics to speak out against controversial Russian laws on homosexuality. “Taking a stand against these prejudicial laws...

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Article
17 November 2013

Russia: Olympic sponsors muted on Sochi abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch

Leading corporate sponsors of the Olympics have yet to speak out strongly against the rights abuses linked to the preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, to be hosted by Russia in February 2014...Minky Worden... Human Rights Watch [said] “Sponsors...

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Article
16 November 2013

Olympic sponsors may face more pressure as campaign against Russia’s anti-gay law persists

Author: Associated Press

The four-month campaign protesting Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics’ top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi. The Worldwide Olympic...

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Article
1 January 2013

[PDF] What's Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

[Refers to Advanced Micro Devices (ADM), AIM Metals & Alloys, Alpha, American Mitsuba, AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, Asahi Pretec, AT&T, AVX, Banro, Best Buy, Boeing, BorgWarner, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chrysler, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, Delphi,...

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Company response
21 November 2012

Response by Panasonic: Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."

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Article
21 November 2012

Company responses re lawsuit against SEC over final rule accompanying section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 August 2012 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule accompanying Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act...The rule requires companies using gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum to make efforts to determine if those materials...

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Story
1 November 2012

USA: Companies respond to lawsuit against SEC over final rule accompanying section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act

On 22 August 2012 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule accompanying Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  See our coverage of reactions to the SEC vote to adopt this rule....

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