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9 March 2009
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Auteur: Asia Pulse Data Source

People in Turkmenistan are eagerly awaiting changes to the law limiting the widespread practice of hiring employees on short-term contracts that leave them vulnerable to summary dismissal...According to a commentator based in northern Turkmenistan, the...

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15 July 2008
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Auteur: Counter Balance

The day before a European Parliament committee vote on extending the mandate of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to permit it to engage in lending activities in Central Asia, the campaign coalition Counter Balance: Challenging the European Investment...

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12 June 2008
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Auteur: Gulnoza Saidazimova, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Officials in Central Asia have long denied that children are forced to work... But in many rural areas, particularly in places like Uzbekistan, it is the government that forces children to pick cotton. The practice has existed since the Soviet era and...

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1 December 2007
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Auteur: Environmental Justice Foundation

Even if effective monitoring engenders significant costs, the potential to positively transform the lives of millions of children means they can legitimately be passed onto the consumer. Where companies are failing, regulations must be implemented....

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4 October 2007
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Auteur: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation

…Talk to anyone about cotton in Uzbekistan and the picture drawn is horrific. Forced child labour picks much of the country’s…cotton exports… Andrew Stroehleim, [of] the International Crisis Group…says that cotton exports are propping up the Karimov...

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2 July 2007
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Auteur: Mike Scott, Financial Times

According to Goldman Sachs, more than 40 per cent of new legacy assets are in high-risk countries. These present challenges including human rights, bribery and corruption, security and the rights of indigenous people. Shell's travails with militants in...

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11 May 2007
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Auteur: Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

Deutsche Bank has confirmed for the first time that for more than a decade it has been managing funds in the central bank of Turkmenistan, whose former president has been criticised by human rights groups as highly repressive...Hanns Michael Hölz,...

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9 May 2007
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Article
9 May 2007
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Auteur: Ivar Simensen, Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

For the head of a global company with myriad operations around the world, the statement by Josef Ackermann at a recent press conference was certainly a bold one. "No business transaction in the world is worth risking Deutsche Bank's good reputation for...

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6 April 2007
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Auteur: The Office of the Comptroller of New York City

Whereas, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are fundamental human rights, and free use of the Internet is protected in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom to “receive and impart information and...

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