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1 February 2004
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1 February 2004
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Auteur: Oxfam GB

Every day in our work around the world, Amnesty International UK, IANSA and Oxfam witnesses the abuse of arms which fuels conflict, poverty, and violations of human rights. [refers to companies including Otokar, Land Rover (part of Ford), Vickers...

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31 January 2004
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Auteur: Jason Switzer, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Halina Ward, International Institute for Environment and Development

This report has two aims. First, to review the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the relationship between business activities and violent civil conflict. Second, to make suggestions on a framework for public policy...

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21 January 2004
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Auteur: P.W. Singer, in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Over the last decade, a new global industry has arisen, made up of private firms [PMFs] that sell military services…PMFs have operated…on behalf of many states, including the United States. The rise of PMFs signals an important new development in the...

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18 January 2004
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Auteur: Amnesty International

Speaking at the launch of a new publication "The UN Human Rights Norms for Business, Towards Legal Accountability", Irene Khan [Amnesty International's Secretary-General said:] "The Norms are the first authoritative and comprehensive set of global...

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6 January 2004
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Auteur: Robert A. Senser, Human Rights for Workers

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights will soon consider [the] "Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations" covering environmental, labor, and human rights standards. The U.S. Council for International Business, very much in...

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1 January 2004
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1 January 2004
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Auteur: Alice Blondel, campaign manager for Global Witness, in Monde Diplomatique

The progress from the imposition of timber sanctions on Liberia is possibly threatened by a proposed wood-for-food programme, which would allow logging to resume to pay for humanitarian supplies, in contradiction of the most recent expert panel report....

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21 December 2003
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Auteur: Penelope Simons, School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, UK, in Relations industrielles: Équité, efficience, éthique ? La régulation sociale de l'entreprise mondialisée

This article reviews and assesses the language, human rights content and compliance mechanisms of the voluntary policies and/or codes developed by a number of corporations, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations and multistakeholder...

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19 December 2003
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Auteur: Roger Cowe, Ethical Corporation

Chris Marsden, chair of Amnesty UK’s Business Group, insists that companies cannot simply throw up their hands. “Every company of any significance on an international scale should be asking ‘What are human rights and what can we have an impact on?’” ...

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