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iouxland Ethanol plant on U.S. Highway 20 west of Jackson, Nebraska-credit-Ammodramus

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25 November 2015

Odebrecht lawsuit (re forced labour in Angola)

In March 2014, the Brazilian Government notified Odebrecht, a Brazilian multinational, of allegations of slave labour conditions in its Angola operations.  These accusations were related to the construction of a biofuel plant for Biocom (Companhia de...

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4 September 2015
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Author: Alana Gandra, Agência Brasil (Brazil)

“Odebrecht terá de pagar R$ 50 milhões de indenização por trabalho escravo”, 2 de setembro de 2015 ...Vara do Trabalho de Araraquara...atendendo a ação movida pelo Ministério Público do Trabalho (MPT) do interior paulista, condenou o Grupo Odebrecht a...

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4 September 2015

Brazil: Labour court convicts Odebrecht Group for forced labour of Brazilian workers in Angola

Author: Jeb Blount, Reuters

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31 July 2015

Interview: Mary Robinson says responsible corporate decision making can help avoid negative human rights impacts linked to climate change

Author: Germana Canzi, Road to Paris

“Q&A with Mary Robinson: What is climate justice?” , 29 Jul 2015...

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5 March 2013

Sierra Leone Farmers Evicted for Sugarcane Biofuel Plantations

Author: Jennifer Kennedy, CorpWatch

Addax Bioenergy…is jeopardizing the livelihoods of thousands of subsistence farmers…according to the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF) and Brot Für Alle (Bread for All)... Addax has planted…sugar cane on large areas of productive...

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15 June 2011

[PDF] Study reveals alarming facts about ethanol plantation of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

Author: Bread for all

The Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food…published the Independent Study report on the sugarcane-to-ethanol project of the Geneva based firm Addax Bioenergy [part of Addax & Oryx Group]…The researchers found that "many farmers in project...

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1 August 2010

[DOC] What drives indigenous corporations in the developing world to engage in CSR as a management strategy? - Case study of the sugarcane and ethanol industry in the Cauca Valley, Colombia

Author: Isabella Mariño Rivera

...today firms are essential to the development and protection of Human Rights (HR), and are expected to act as necessary partners to governments and international organizations in their promotion and respect...Nevertheless, corporations are not...

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13 May 2010

[audio] Costing the Earth: Cerrado

Author: BBC

...Brazil's enormous Cerrado region is a rich mosaic of grass and woodland that is being destroyed at twice the speed of the Amazon rainforest...Cerrado lacks the high profile of the Amazon...making it easier for the fast expanding sugarcane and soya...

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18 March 2010

Report to UN reveals shocking situation of Guarani tribe in Brazil

Author: Survival International

The situation of the Guarani tribe of southern Brazil is one of the worst of all indigenous peoples in the Americas, says a new report by Survival to the UN…The Guarani suffer high rates of suicide, malnutrition, unfair imprisonment and alcoholism,...

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27 January 2010

[PDF] Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues- Study on indigenous peoples and corporations

Author: United Nations Economic and Social Council, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous peoples around the world continue to suffer violations of their human rights and fundamental freedoms on a regular basis. This is especially the case in the context of extractive industries…In response…the Permanent Forum appointed three of...

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