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1 May 2014

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre releases its second Eastern Europe & Central Asia regional briefing

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Workers & minorities bear the brunt of abuse - Business & human rights in Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides an update about businesses’ impacts on human rights in Eastern Europe &...

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7 August 2013

[Uralasbest response

Author: Uralasbest

We understand that the so-called "asbestos" issue is a sort of resonance matter having a negative coloring in public opinion. Unfortunately, there is a predetermined point of view on the "deadly" mineral and "dying cities" where it is produced…As far...

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20 July 2013

Asbestos a way of life in Russian town that bears its name

Author: Pat Guth, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

...The New York Times recently penned a profile on the Russian town of Asbest, named for the mineral that allows the town to thrive...[E]ach day, asbestos miners set explosions in a strip mine owned by a company called Uralasbest. The explosion sets...

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19 November 2012

Urgent message to World Health Organization: Stop collaborating with the asbestos lobby

Author: Dr Domyung Paek, Seoul National University, So. Korea & Dr Richard Lemen, Assistant Surgeon General (Retired), USA; co-signed by 133 doctors, NGOs, trade unions, academics & others in Americas, Asia, Europe & Middle East

We are appalled to learn that a representative of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) [part of the World Health Organisation (WHO)] is apparently scheduled to participate in a conference [on] Chrysotile Asbestos...to be held in Kiev,...

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