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4 October 2012
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Auteur: Oliver Nieburg, Confectionery News [France]

The Hershey Company has surprised its critics after announcing plans to...use certified cocoa from third-party audited farms that prohibit the use of child labor and aim to increase farmer well-being...“I hadn’t expected them to do this. Until this...

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1 October 2012
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Auteur: TUC (Trades Union Congress)

The recently adopted UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights represent a strong international consensus on how to tackle the rise in business-related human rights abuses. This paper outlines TUC policy priorities for the UK government and...

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12 September 2012
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Auteur: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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3 August 2012
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Auteur: Sophia Murphy, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, David Burch, University of Queensland, Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo, for Oxfam

The major traders, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus, collectively known as the ABCD traders, share a significant presence in a range of basic commodities, controlling, for example, as much as 90 per cent of the global...

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31 May 2012
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Auteur: Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of massive environmental damage and human rights violations, resulting from the operation of multinational corporations (MNCs). This...

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25 March 2012
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Auteur: Stephanie Nolen, Globe & Mail [Canada]

India’s Supreme Court will hear final arguments…in a case that could have life-or-death implications for millions…Novartis...wants to patent…a leukemia drug…In 2006, the Indian Patent Office denied that…saying…it was not a new medicine…Novartis took...

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1 January 2012
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Auteur: Susan Aaronson, George Washington University

[In...[this] short article...I argue that trade policymakers should...rethink their strategy for trade policymaking and make it more reflective of 21st century transparency norms. Policymakers are trying to define a clear and universally accepted set...

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1 November 2011
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Auteur: Susan Ariel Aaronson, professor, George Washington University [USA]

In this article, I argue that trade must be part of the solution to advancing human rights in conflict zones. The members of the WTO increasingly recognize that they need to be more flexible to accommodate trade with nations in and recovering from...

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30 October 2011
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Auteur: Damian Carrington, Guardian [UK]

A quarter of the village's land in Kisarawe district was acquired by a British biofuels company in 2008, with the promise of financial compensation, 700 jobs, water wells, improved schools, health clinics and roads. But the company has gone bust,...

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Article
28 September 2011

[PDF] Normes fondamentales du travail internationalement reconnues en Mauritanie et en Guinée

Auteur: Confédération Syndicale Internationale (CSI)

La Mauritanie et la Guinée ont ratifié les huit conventions fondamentales du travail de l’OIT...Bien que la législation des deux pays reconnaisse le droit syndical, le droit de négociation collective et le droit de grève, ceux-ci restent frappés de...

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