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27 November 2013

Deadly accident at stadium raises worry on Brazil’s World Cup aims [Brazil]

Author: New York Times

…At least two workers were killed...when a construction crane collapsed at the stadium in São Paulo where Brazil plans to hold the opening game of next year’s World Cup…Odebrecht, the Brazilian firm building the stadium, halted construction but said...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Global Framework Agreements in a Union-Hostile Environment: The Case of the USA

Author: Michael Fichter (Global Labour University of Germany) & Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State University), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Global Union Federations have made significant progress in advancing Global Framework Agreements that create arenas for labor relations based on the Core Labor Standards of the...ILO. These Agreements...are a means of setting minimum standards and...

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1 October 2013
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Author: Alfredo Molano Jimeno, El Espectador (Colombia)

…[Más] de 200 empresarios [se reunieron] para discutir sobre su papel en un eventual escenario de posconflicto. La iniciativa se denomina Business for Peace (Empresas por la Paz) y pretende que el sector privado suscriba un acuerdo de colaboración para...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Non-Enforcement of the Law on Israeli Employers in the Occupied Territories: A Selective List of Israeli Companies Violating Palestinian Workers' Rights

Author: Kav LaOved

The Even Bar case is merely a single...example of the wrongful norm that has taken root among companies and factories under Israeli ownership in the industrial parks established in the Occupied Territories which employ Palestinian workers. The ruling...

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30 July 2013

US gay activists emboldened as Russian vodka, Sochi protests spread [Russia]

Author: RIA Novosti

...As boycotts of Russian vodka spread across the globe in protest over new Russian laws on homosexuality, US gay rights activists warn the campaign could be the first stage in a broader drive targeting Russia’s economy and image with the Sochi Winter...

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18 July 2013

Protests Held In 12 Cities Against Tiaa-cref Investments In Israeli Military Occupation

Author: We Divest

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited TIAA-CREF to respond. TIAA-CREF declined to respond] On...July 16th at TIAA-CREF offices in over a dozen cities...[in the USA], human rights advocates protested the retirement giant’s investments in...

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8 July 2013

McDonald's refuses to operate in Jewish settlement [Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories]

Author: AP

McDonald's...refused to open a branch in a West Bank Jewish settlement, the company said Thursday, adding a prominent name to an international movement to boycott Israel's settlements...[A s]pokeswoman for McDonald's Israel, said...the chain refused...

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26 June 2013

Shwe gas and Myanmar-China oil transport projects – reports & company responses (Apr-Jun 2013)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Shwe natural gas and Myanmar-China oil transport projects are two of Myanmar’s largest energy projects. Two pipelines running through Myanmar will transport gas from the Shwe fields in Myanmar, and oil from the Middle East and Africa, to China. ...

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14 June 2013

Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Gay Ban [USA]

Author: Sunnivie Brydum, Advocate.com (USA)

The Boy Scouts of America's halfway ban on openly gay members…wasn't enough to keep former corporate supporter Caterpillar on board…"We have inclusive policies here at Caterpillar Inc., and the foundation abides by those," Pott told the AP. "We just...

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28 May 2013

[PDF] Access to justice and corporate complicity in human rights abuses

Author: International Commission of Jurists, Geneva for Human Rights, FIAN & AL-Haq

This event will mark the fifth anniversary of the Human Rights Council adoption of the Framework “Protect, Respect and Remedy”, and the publication of the ICJ Report on “Corporate complicity in international crimes”. It will highlight the fact that the...

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