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5 May 2014

Brunei: Boycott grows in US hotel owned by Brunei Investment Agency over harsh punishment for gay sex & adultery in new Penal Code – includes CEO’s statement

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5 May 2014

Hotel Boycott Grows Over Brunei Penal Code

Author: Michael Cieply, New York Times

The response…to the planned imposition of Islamic law in Brunei, with extreme penalties for adultery and gay sex, has become more pointed…as two Hollywood-related charities moved events from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Brunei...

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8 April 2014

Documents reveal extent of Shell and Rio Tinto lobbying in human rights case [UK]

Author: Owen Bowcott, Guardian (UK)

The extent of lobbying conducted by Shell and Rio Tinto in seeking legal support from the UK government to dismiss allegations of human rights abuses has been revealed…The documents relate to two…court cases against the firms at the US supreme court...

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6 April 2014

Documents reveal extent of Shell and Rio Tinto lobbying in human rights case [UK]

Author: Owen Bowcott, Guardian (UK)

The extent of lobbying conducted by Shell and Rio Tinto in seeking legal support from the UK government to dismiss allegations of human rights abuses has been revealed…The documents relate to two…court cases against the firms at the US supreme court...

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20 February 2014
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17 November 2013

Saudi Arabia Needs to Take More Responsibility for Foreign Workers Human Right Abuse

Author: African Think Tank; in Asmarino Independent

The African Think Tank called upon the government of Saudi Arabia to take more responsibility for the human right abuse of foreign workers particularly African, including Ethiopian, Somali, Eritrean, Sudanese, South East Asian Indian, Philippines.....

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7 August 2013

The Hidden Hand Squeezing Texas’ Supply of Execution Drugs [USA]

Author: Josh Sanburn, Time (USA)

By September, Texas will run out of the sole drug it uses in lethal injections...In early 2011, Danish drugmaker Lundbeck, which at that time manufactured pentobarbital...discovered that U.S. states were using its product in lethal injections...[Many]...

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12 July 2013

How International Opposition To The Death Penalty Is Pushing State Officials Into A Corner

Author: Nicole Flatow, ThinkProgress (USA)

Last week, Missouri’s Attorney General told a court he might resort to reviving gas chambers to carry out executions in his state, intent on moving forward with scheduled death sentences in spite of limited access to the cocktail of drugs typically...

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3 July 2013

China Now Handing Down Death Penalty to Worst Polluters

Author: RP Siegel, Triple Pundit

…Occasionally [in the US], people go to jail for environmental crimes, but that is relatively rare. More commonly, civil penalties and fines are involved…In the EU, for example, environmental regulation is one of the most important and far-reaching...

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