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17 July 2017

Formula 1 response to NGO rejoinder urging increased human rights due diligence

Author: Sacha Woodward Hill, General Counsel (Formula 1)

...We are looking into the new allegations made in your letter concerning the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix and our enquiries are ongoing. We have been assured that arrests made during the period of the Grand Prix have been solely in response to the crimes...

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18 April 2017

Bahrain: Rights groups address Formula 1 in letter concerning sport body's alleged links to human rights abuses during Grand Prix - company responds

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23 February 2016

Amnesty Intl. report says UK's OECD National Contact Point is failing to hold companies to account over human rights abuses

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25 October 2015
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13 October 2015

A message about human rights to potential buyers of Formula 1

Author: Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch in the Guardian Letters

Last week the Guardian reported that Bernie Ecclestone has indicated that Formula One will have new ownership by the end of the year and that three parties are currently interested...While these talks take place behind closed doors, we have a public...

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14 July 2015

From the European Games to Formula 1: how sporting events are ignoring human rights

Author: Phil Bloomer, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on the Guardian

At the European Games in June, the president of Azerbaijan squeezed onto the podium with compatriot Ilham Zakiyev, the judo gold medal winner, for a photo that ended up in news around the world... What are the implications for this sort of...

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17 June 2015

Commentary: How to distinguish hype from reality in climate action by businesses

Author: Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation, on Guardian (UK)

"Business and climate: the hype and the reality", 17 June 2015...

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17 June 2015
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Author: Mauricio Lazala et Joe Bardwell, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans Open Global Rights

... Les entreprises peuvent être un interlocuteur très important dans la protection des populations vulnérables dans les pays répressifs, en particulier là où les violations qui ont lieu sont en lien avec leur secteur d’activité et quand de grands...

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17 June 2015

“What human rights?" - Why some companies speak out while others don’t

Author: Mauricio Lazala & Joseph Bardwell, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Companies can be a powerful voice in the protection of the vulnerable in repressive countries, particularly where abuses are taking place linked to their industry and when they are major investors. Unfortunately, many companies remain unwilling to...

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12 June 2015

OECD Watch publishes Quarterly Case Update (June 2015)

Author: OECD Watch

"OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update", Jun 2015...

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