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1 September 2005
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Author: Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (CEDHA)

En dos acciones simultáneas llevadas a cabo en Washington, el Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (CEDHA) de Argentina junto al Servicio Argentino de Derechos Humanos, presentó...dos demandas a tribunales internacionales por la eventual instalación ...

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1 July 2005

Understanding global trade & human rights

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1 July 2005
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Author: Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Depuis la création de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC)..., la méfiance et la désinformation ont contrôlé les relations entre les défenseurs des droits de l’Homme et les experts commerciaux. Néanmoins, il est aujourd’hui évident pour les deux ...

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1 July 2005

[PDF] Understanding global trade & human rights

Author: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Over the ten-year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO), distrust and misinformation have controlled the relationship between human rights advocates and trade experts. Yet it is now evident to both ’sides’ that trade-facilitated globalisation...

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3 March 2005

Ecuador tribes vow to fight oil threat

Author: Michael Voss, BBC

...Ecuador...is believed to be sitting on huge untapped reserves of oil and gas...Much of it, though, lies beneath remote areas of the Amazon rainforest...Now the indigenous people of the region are starting to organise themselves politically in a bid...

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2 March 2005

Human Rights of Florida's Farm Workers are under Serious Threat - Letter to Santiago A. Cantón, executive secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Author: Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Global Rights, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Oxfam America, RFK Memorial Center on Human Rights, U.S. Human Rights Network

The undersigned organizations submit this letter amici regarding the question of corporate and government responsibility for the poor human rights conditions of agricultural workers in Florida. The human rights of Florida’s farm workers are under...

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1 March 2005

Ecuador – Oil Rights or Human Rights?

Author: Amnesty International

The human rights situation of Indigenous peoples and environmentalists in Ecuador continues to be a serious concern for Amnesty International. For over four decades, Indigenous communities have witnessed multinational oil companies cut through the...

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15 December 2004

Inuit Leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier Announces Intention to File a Human Right Claim: As the largest source of greenhouse gases, U.S. must take action to reduce global warming

Author: Earthjustice [USA]

Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, elected chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), announced tonight that the ICC will soon petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, seeking a declaration that emissions of greenhouse gases that are...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business & Economic Development - Mining Sector Report

Author: AccountAbility, Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Antamina, Cortez Gold (joint venture Placer Dome & Kennecott Minerals, part of Rio Tinto), Minera Escondida (joint venture BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Jeco), Diavik (joint venture Rio Tinto & Aber Diamond Mines), AngloGold Ashanti]

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9 November 2004

Indigenous Community Brings Its Struggle to Argentina

Author: Marcela Valente, Inter Press Service

Buenos Aires has unexpectedly become the new stage for a long-standing battle between an Argentine oil company [Compañia General de Combustibles (part of Southern Cross)], and an Ecuadorian indigenous community fighting to defend its ancestral land...

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