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3 November 2010

US: Review of the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Author: Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch

In contrast to results-achieving counterparts in some other countries, the United States NCP has maintained a passive stance on complaints and cases under the OECD Guidelines...The US NCP often gives one of two grounds for inaction. One invokes ...

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2 September 2010
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Author: Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Muchas compañías europeas que públicamente aceptan y promueven los derechos de los trabajadores bajo los estándares globales del trabajo, socavan esos derechos en sus operaciones en Estados Unidos, señaló Human Rights Watch en un informe...[que se...

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2 September 2010

US: European Corporate Hypocrisy [includes links to company responses]

Author: Human Rights Watch

Many European companies that publicly embrace workers' rights under global labor standards nevertheless undermine workers' rights in their US operations, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today...Companies cited include Germany-based Deutsche...

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24 August 2010

Pakistan floods – company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Refers to contributions by: 3M, Abbott Labs, Agility Logistics, AgriTech, Al-Bario Engineering, AT&T, BASF, Becton Dickinson, Chevron Pakistan, China Asia International Finance, Cisco Foundation, Coca-Cola Export Corporation & Coca-Cola...

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20 March 2010
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Author: La Hora [Ecuador]

Pedro (nombre protegido) tiene 40 años y 20 de ellos los dedicó a la guardianía privada. Conoce de sobra los sinsabores de esta ocupación. El principal problema son los salarios...Los salarios no superan los 400 dólares y en algunos casos son...

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11 September 2009

Embassy guards visited sex-slave brothels, whistleblower claims

Author: Tim Hull, Courthouse News Service [USA]

A former director for a private security firm responsible for guarding the U.S. Embassy in Kabul says he was fired for repeatedly warning his superiors that company managers and guards frequented brothels staffed by Chinese sex slaves, and that U.S....

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4 September 2009

Wackenhut aids inquiry into its Afghanistan contractor

Author: CNN

The parent company of a security contractor said Thursday it is "fully cooperating" in the investigation of allegations that the contractor allowed mistreatment, sexual activity and intimidation within the ranks of private guards hired to protect the...

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2 September 2009

Afghanistan: Report expose sexual misconduct, "hazing", drunken behaviour by ArmorGroup guards at US embassy

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2 September 2009

Report Details Misbehavior by Kabul Embassy Guards [Afghanistan]

Author: Ann Scott Tyson, Washington Post

Private security contractors who guard the U.S. Embassy in Kabul have engaged in lewd behavior and hazed subordinates, demoralizing the undermanned force and posing a "significant threat" to security...according to an investigation released Tuesday by...

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10 December 2007

Firms Use RICO to Fight Union Tactics [USA]

Author: Kris Maher, Wall Street Journal

Employers are using laws originally aimed at organized crime to combat aggressive union organizing efforts that they claim amount to extortion. Two lawsuits filed by employers...invoked the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act,...

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