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28 June 2017

John Ruggie analyses power of multinational firms - aims to bridge gap between voluntary & binding approaches

Author: John Ruggie, Harvard University, Regulation & Governance (Australia)

"Multinationals as global institution: Power, authority and relative autonomy", 27 June 2017...

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27 June 2017

USA: Opioids deaths lead state officials to target drug firms, following model of lawsuits against tobacco industry

Author: German Lopez, Vox (USA)

"US officials are starting to treat opioid companies like Big Tobacco — and suing them", 7 Jun 2017...

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14 June 2017
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Author: Mathilde Dupré, Alternatives Economiques (France)

« Arbitrage d'investissement : une justice d'exception au service des multinationales », 8 juin 2017...

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11 May 2017

Australia: World Trade Organization says restrictive packaging law is a legitimate public health measure in dispute related to trade & tobacco companies

Author: Tom Miles, Martinne Geller & John Stonestreet, Reuters

"Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case, reports", 5 May 2017...

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10 May 2017

Norway's wealth fund excludes Bharat Heavy Electricals from investments based on it's assessment of risk to environment.

Author: Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

India's Bharat Heavy Electricals has been excluded from the investment portfolio of Norway's $935-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday....

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9 May 2017
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18 April 2017

USA: Rejected job applicants file class-action lawsuit against PwC alleging age discrimination

Author: Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal (USA)

"Older workers challenge PwC’s pursuit of young graduates", 17 April 2017 [Subscription required] PricewaterhouseCoopers...is now the focus of a class-action suit...The named plaintiffs in the PwC case are two men — one 53 years old and the other 47 —...

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7 March 2017

Proposed businesses & human rights treaty could be used to establish binding obligations on states to reform intl. investment agreements, says academic

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3 March 2017

Commentary: Intl. investment treaties must balance foreign investment protection with human rights interests

Author: Julia Cruz, Harvard Law School on Due Process of Law Foundation Blog

"Putting the pieces together: human rights and investment law", 28 Feb 2017...

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16 January 2017

Kenya: Lobby says public health gains of tobacco control outweigh commercial benefits for investors

Author: Brian Ngugi, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Lobby calls for stringent tobacco laws"...

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