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17 June 2015
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Author: Mauricio Lazala et Joe Bardwell, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans Open Global Rights

... Les entreprises peuvent être un interlocuteur très important dans la protection des populations vulnérables dans les pays répressifs, en particulier là où les violations qui ont lieu sont en lien avec leur secteur d’activité et quand de grands...

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17 June 2015

“What human rights?" - Why some companies speak out while others don’t

Author: Mauricio Lazala & Joseph Bardwell, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Companies can be a powerful voice in the protection of the vulnerable in repressive countries, particularly where abuses are taking place linked to their industry and when they are major investors. Unfortunately, many companies remain unwilling to...

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1 June 2015

Despite the odds: Businesses speaking out for human rights

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...Recently, we have seen a proliferation of repressive laws and practices deployed by an increasing number of states, and an increase in the criminalisation of human rights defenders and other civil society actors. Companies’ responses are at odds...

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27 May 2015

Companies asked to respond to questions on their sponsorship of FIFA and human rights

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contacted adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa, Hyundai Kia Motor, McDonald's, Gazprom, and Budweiser with specific questions on their FIFA sponsorship, human rights, and workers' rights. ...

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27 May 2015

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20 May 2015

Workers' groups call on FIFA sponsors to act on Qatar conditions - Coca-Cola, Visa respond

Activists are calling on FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola, Adidas, Visa, Kia, Hyundai, McDonald's, Gazprom, and Budweiser to challenge alleged human-rights abuses at construction sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup....

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19 May 2015

Qatar: World Cup 2022 sponsors asked to speak out about working conditions in building sites

Author: Bill Wilson, BBC News (UK)

"Fifa World Cup sponsors urged to speak out over Qatar", 18 May 2015...

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4 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake — Corporate Aid Tracker

Author: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Companies are mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and resources to assist with the recovery efforts following the earthquake in Nepal. Businesses have pledged $26.8 million in cash and additional in kind contributions in support of relief and...

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23 June 2014

Deficiencies in allotment of land to industrial houses in Odisha during 2001-12: CAG [India]

Author: Meera Mohanty, Economic Times

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has serious concerns over acquisition and allotment of land made to major industrial houses during the decade 2001-12 in mineral-rich Odisha…In its report tabled in the state assembly on Monday, it has found...

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14 April 2006

Creating dispensable citizens [India]

Author: Usha Ramanathan, Honorary Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

On January 2, 2006, police opened fire on tribals who were preventing the takeover of their land for setting up industries in Kalinganagar in Orissa. Twelve tribals were killed. A journey through Kalinganagar tracked the trouble unerringly to...

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