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6 November 2017

BAE Systems did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited BAE Systems to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. BAE Systems did not respond.

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6 November 2017

NGOs urge arms companies to boycott Bahrain defence conference over human rights concerns

In October 2017, rights groups called on AeroVironment, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, and Lockheed Martin to withdraw their participation from the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC). Military equipment sold to Bahrain at...

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15 June 2017

UK: BAE systems allegedly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes with dubious human rights conduct

Author: The Guardian

BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, secretly sold mass surveillance technology to six Middle Eastern governments that have been criticised for repressing their citizens, the BBC has reported. The sophisticated technology can be used to spy on a huge...

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21 March 2017

USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions

Author: NomoGaia (USA)

“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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Article
19 January 2016

8 themes to be discussed at the World Economic Forum include migration, climate change, inequality & privacy rights

Author: Graeme Wearden, Guardian (UK)

"Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum", 19 Jan 2016...

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15 September 2015

Tighter EU border controls would benefit defence contractors while exposing refugees to higher risks, according to experts

Author: Keith Proctor, Fortune

"Europe’s migrant crisis: Defense contractors are poised to win big", 10 Sep 2015...

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16 February 2015
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Se siguen desarrollando acciones legales en contra de funcionarios del banco HSBC, a raíz de las denuncias hechas por Hervé Falciani, un extrabajador del mismo, y publicadas por el Consorcio Internacional de periodistas investigativos. Diversos medios...

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22 January 2015

UK: Compensation in employment tribunal claims against RBS & BAE among 10 highest awarded in 2014

Author: Stephen Simpson, Personnel Today (UK)

“10 expensive employment tribunal awards in 2014,” 19 Jan 2015...

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the...

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