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20 March 2006

[PDF] [text of letter from 6 companies to Governor of Puebla, Mexico, urging him to ensure the physical safety of labor rights activist Martin Barrios Hernández, his family, and other members of the Comisión de Derechos Humanos y Laborales del Valle de...

Author: American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Warnaco

[letter sent by the following 6 companies: American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Warnaco]

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9 December 2005
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9 December 2005

[PDF] Joint NGO Submission, Consultation on Human Rights and the Extractive Industry

Author: ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group

The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group has assembled a set of case studies related to the extract industries as a contribution to the work of the Special Representative. The case studies reveal patterns of violations and gaps in the...

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9 December 2005
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9 December 2005
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23 November 2005
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Author: La Hora [Ecuador]

Los defensores e involucrados en el juicio que le siguen las nacionalidades indígenas (Siona, Secoya, Cofán, Huaorani y demás colonos) a la Chevron - Texaco por el impacto ambiental de la explotación petrolera, se encuentran preocupados por su...

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10 November 2005
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Author: La Hora [Ecuador]

Los abogados de los indígenas ecuatorianos que demandaron a la petrolera estadounidense Chevron Texaco pidieron protección a la OEA [Organización de los Estados Americanos], a raíz de una serie de denuncias sobre amenazas de muerte en su contra, pero...

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10 November 2005
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8 November 2005

Threats Alleged in Suit Against Chevron

Author: Pete Yost, Associated Press

Threats have been made against the Ecuadorean leaders of an environmental lawsuit against Chevron Corp., [for alleged pollution by Texaco, now part of Chevron] and an international human rights commission should step in to help, says a petition...In...

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20 September 2005
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Author: Hugo Alconada Mon, La Nacion [Argentina]

El gobernador de Entre Ríos [Argentina], Jorge Busti, denunció ayer al Estado uruguayo ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) por el impacto ambiental que podrían provocar dos plantas de producción de pasta celulosa [que instalarían...

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