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Artigo
3 August 2012
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Autor: 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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Autor: 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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Artigo
25 March 2012
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Autor: 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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Autor: 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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Artigo
1 November 2011
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Autor: 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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Artigo
30 October 2011
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Autor: 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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Artigo
28 September 2011
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Autor: 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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Artigo
21 September 2011
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Autor: David Brown, Washington Post

Behind...talks at the United Nations and a...document about the need to fight noncommunicable diseases...is a fierce struggle between commercial and health interests...Some of the issues...are the same ones at the heart of...the battle against smoking...

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Artigo
13 July 2011
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Autor: Sylvester Enoghase, Daily Independent [Nigeria]

“It is sad that in Nigeria, the Lebanese, Chinese locks in their factories hundreds of thousands youths, mailing between 12 to 18 years of age between 6am and 7pm and at the end of the month, pays out N8,000 as salary”, [said the President of the...

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Artigo
13 June 2011
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Autor: Annie Golden Bersagel, Law Student, Stanford Law School

The responsibility to comply with all applicable local, national, regional and international laws is a central tenet of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Yet sometimes local or national laws pose requirements that conflict with...

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