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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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14 January 2004

New ICFTU Report on United States: Serious violations of basic labour rights

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

A new report on labour conditions in the US from the world’s largest trade union body, the ICFTU, denounces a serious record of continuing labour rights violations involving some of the world’s best-known companies such as Wal-Mart.

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14 January 2004
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres

Un nuevo informe sobre las condiciones de trabajo en EE.UU., elaborado por la mayor organización sindical internacional, la CIOSL, denuncia un preocupante historial de continuas violaciones de los derechos de los trabajadores/as por parte de algunas de...

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14 January 2004
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Author: Confédération internationale des syndicats libres

Un nouveau rapport de la CISL sur les conditions des travailleurs aux Etats-Unis dénonce la persistance de graves infractions aux droits des travailleurs commises par certaines des entreprises les plus connues au monde comme Wal-Mart.

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14 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Internationally recognised core labour standards in the United States"

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

[refers to alleged abuses at Wal-Mart, Azteca Foods, Smithfield Foods]

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4 January 2004

Controls needed to rein in private military firms

Author: Raenette Taljaard, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

PMCs [Private Military Companies] should not be banned, but they must be controlled through a complementary regime of domestic and international law to ensure that their services can never be extended into participation in active combat situations. ...

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19 November 2003

Boss must act on sexual harassment - or else [So. Africa]

Author: Fatima Schroeder, The Star [So. Africa]

In a landmark judgment, the Cape Town labour court has ruled that employers are liable for sexual harassment at work...The court ruled in favour of a female security guard against her former employers [Real Security].

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17 November 2003

Crude politics - BP has been honourable in its intentions, says Terry Macalister, but day-to-day operation is proving to be far more difficult

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

BP has taken the brunt of complaints over human rights with its involvement in the Baku to Ceyhan pipeline project, and Colombia before that, but it has also tried harder than almost any other company to put together a credible corporate policy on the...

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29 September 2003

Yarl's Wood reopens before blaze inquiry - Lives 'at risk' as burned-out centre is reopened [UK]

Author: Vikram Dodd, Guardian [UK]

The government was accused yesterday of gambling with the lives of asylum seekers after it reopened the Yarl's Wood detention centre before an inquiry into a blaze at the facility 19 months ago was completed...The centre is run by Group 4 which was...

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24 September 2003

Passengers sue JetBlue for sharing their data

Author: Marilyn Adams and Dan Reed, USA Today

JetBlue Airways now faces two passenger lawsuits and a privacy group's complaint to the Federal Trade Commission following its admission last week that it handed over customer records for Pentagon research.

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1 September 2003
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