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13 December 2013

Tobacco Firms’ Strategy Limits Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

Author: Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times

Tobacco companies are pushing back against a worldwide rise in antismoking laws...[by] warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health...

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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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9 September 2013

How Cigarette Companies Use Free Trade Deals To Sell To Women And Kids

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz

[G]lobal tobacco companies have increasingly turned to developing markets to expand their business...Tobacco companies...want to make sure they can protect and expand their businesses in those markets, especially among women...Public health and...

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28 August 2013
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos

No dia 29/08 o Senado [brasileiro] submeteu à sabatina o embaixador Marcos Bezerra Abbott, indicado para representar o Brasil na OMC (Organização Mundial do Comércio)... na Suíça. No processo, senadores fazem perguntas ao indicado antes de aprová-lo ou...

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18 July 2013

Health ministry embarks on campaign against tobacco farming [Uganda]

Author: Pascal Kwesiga, New Vision (Uganda)

The Ministry of health has engaged the civil society and local leaders to drive the campaign against tobacco farming. A principal medical officer in charge of mental health, control of substance abuse and management of neurological disorders, Dr....

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14 June 2013

Big pharma problem for HIV/AIDS [Uganda]

Author: Henry Zakumumpa, in The Independent (Uganda)

The lives of thousands of Ugandans enrolled on HIV treatment hang in the balance after an application by poor countries to extend the deadline for manufacture of generic AIDS drugs was rejected by the World Trade Organization (WTO)...Over 90% of HIV...

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13 June 2013

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Promoting Medicines Access

Author: Intellectual Property Watch

The United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution urging governments to encourage technology development and transfer and to apply intellectual property rights measures in ways that avoid creating barriers to trade in “affordable, safe...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] A History of Neglect. UK Export Finance and Human rights

Author: Amnesty International UK

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited UK Export Finance (UKEF) to respond. UKEF's response is provided below] [The] eagerness [of UKEF] to help secure new overseas contracts for British companies often comes at the expense of human...

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23 May 2013

Public Lecture - Roundtable: The Place of Social Rights in International Law

Author: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Launch of the book « Droit International Social ». The conference will be held in French and English...

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2 May 2013
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Author: RH sans frontières [France]

Contrôler sa chaîne de sous-traitance est un défi auquel les donneurs d'ordre sont confrontés depuis de nombreuses années. Mais l'enjeu est désormais de savoir si les recettes du passé pour s'assurer du respect des droits et de la protection des...

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