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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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[PDF] Lane v. Halliburton

Author: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

[Text of legal opinion reversing prior dismissal of lawsuit against Halliburton and KBR for contractor deaths in Iraq.]

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9 March 2008

Investors File 54 Global Warming-Related Shareholder Resolutions

Author: Environmental Leader [USA]

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8 December 2007

Trucks Power China’s Economy, at a Suffocating Cost

Author: Keith Bradsher, New York Times

Trucks are the mules of this country’s spectacularly expanding economy — ubiquitous and essential, yet highly noxious... Tiny particles of sulfur-laden soot penetrate deep into residents’ lungs, interfering with the absorption of oxygen. Nitrogen...

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6 September 2007

Inquiry report on lead contamination out [Australia]

Author: AAP (Australian Associated Press)

A West Australian government department, a mining company and the Esperance Port Authority failed to protect residents of the coastal town from lead pollution, an inquiry has found... A parliamentary inquiry...[resulted in a report that stated] ".....

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14 June 2007

Financial Times examines prejudice faced by Arab businesswomen

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14 June 2007

FT Report - Leading Businesswomen: Lack of networks hampers entrepreneurs

Author: Andrew England, Financial Times

[F]or women operating in traditionally conservative societies [setting up a business in the Middle East] can be exacerbated by age-old discrimination and prejudices…Nadereh Chamlou, a senior adviser at the World Bank…says the main barriers for women...

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4 June 2007

Investment dilemma for Darfur [Sudan]

Author: Ruth Sullivan, Financial Times

The Sudan divestment campaign mounted by activists to try to stop the conflict in Sudan is continuing to build momentum in the US…"The view today among a substantial proportion of companies and investment funds is that investing in Sudan in certain...

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1 June 2007

Swaziland: New HIV/AIDS support programme unveiled for truckers

Author: Reuters

[A] comprehensive set of initiatives [are] to be put in place to test, counsel and treat HIV-positive transportation workers after studies showed "truckers...have an HIV infection rate double that of the general population," Kkhosi Hlatshwayo,...

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24 April 2007

OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry [USA]

Author: Stephen Labaton with Ron Nixon, New York Times

Scientists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which investigates the causes of workplace health problems, moved quickly to examine patients [workers at Gilster-Mary Lee popcorn factory who had contracted lung disease],...

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10 April 2007

23 dead, 56 injured in road accident in southern Sri Lanka

Author: Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press

A passenger bus collided with a beer delivery truck and burst into flames Tuesday in southern Sri Lanka, killing at least 23 people and injuring 56, a police official said...A passenger on the bus blamed the truck driver for the accident.

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