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19 August 2009
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Author: El Espectador [Colombia]

La justicia argentina condenó este miércoles a 20 años de prisión al empresario Omar Chabán, encargado del club nocturno República Cromagnon, donde un voraz incendio en el 2004 provocó la muerte de 194 personas...El tribunal que juzgó el caso absolvió...

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2 January 2008
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Author: Mercedes Benítez, ABC [España]

El decreto del derecho de admisión que impedía cualquier discriminación a la hora de entrar en bares de copas y discotecas no ha acabado con los tradicionales problemas del sector. Pero los ha disminuido...En lo que se refiere a los expedientes...

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22 August 2007

U.S. hands Lithuanian 7-year sentence for human trafficking

Author: AFP

A Lithuanian man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for conspiring to force Eastern European women to work as exotic dancers in Detroit, Michigan strip clubs...The human trafficking network used the guise of a legitimate business, Beauty...

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14 August 2007

Peru starts to unpick its complex patchwork of racial prejudices

Author: Hal Weitzman, Financial Times

Last month, the Café del Mar became the first such establishment [bar/nightclub] in Peru to be shut down by local authorities for racial discrimination. It was also fined 241,500 soles ($77,000...). The case has shed new light on a society whose...

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9 August 2007

Big Dig indictment renews focus on state's manslaughter laws [USA]

Author: Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press

Of all the numbers...at the announcement of the first criminal indictment from last year's fatal Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapse, the most shocking might have been the maximum penalty: $1,000. That's the most that can be levied against a company in...

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6 February 2007

Campaign for Hotels to Sign Ethics Code [Kenya]

Author: Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation [Kenya]

A campaign has been launched to ensure that hotels in Coast Province sign a code of conduct to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation...The code calls for ethical policy regarding commercial sexual exploitation of children from hotels...

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18 December 2006

[PDF] Mapping State obligations for corporate acts: An examination of the UN Human Rights Treaty System - Report No. 1: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Author: Prepared for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, with the support of the The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

...the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is remarkably clear and unambiguous that State obligations to ensure human rights apply to activities of private as well as State actors...An analysis of...

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21 August 2006

Bid to highlight evils of lap-dancing industry [Ireland]

Author: Irish Examiner

Companies fuelling Ireland’s sex industry are being targeted in a hard-hitting campaign. A leading charity today highlighted the links between lap-dancing and the global sex trade – including prostitution, trafficking and abuse. Ruhama...found 95% of...

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7 May 2006

Gypsies Gain a Legal Tool in Rights Fight [E. Europe]

Author: Otto Pohl, New York Times

...[S]ome leaders of the Gypsies, or Roma, are looking to a new model to try to achieve equality: the civil rights struggle of black Americans. More and more, the Roma are going to court to secure their rights, and doing so where they think it will...

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13 December 2005

Chirac to Fight Discrimination by 'Testing' Company Recruitment [France]

Author: Emma Vandore, Bloomberg

French President Jacques Chirac said the government plans to fight discrimination by legalizing methods of testing for racism in areas including company recruitment and the entrance policy of night clubs...''le testing'' refers to a method developed...

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