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25 December 2012

Singapore strikes shed light on workers' woes

Author: Heather Tan, Al Jazeera

[L]abour unrest over low wages and appalling living conditions has…draw[n] attention to the…migrant worker community…Several groups of…migrant workers staged labour strikes, protests and sit-ins. [A] group of…construction workers launched a…sit-out to...

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15 February 2010

[PDF] Moving Ahead Together: Evaluation of Business and Human Rights workshops within the Sino-Swiss Human Rights Dialogue

Author: Frances House, Institute for Human Rights & Business

The Swiss government invited the Institute for Human Rights and Business to undertake a reporting and evaluation exercise for two workshops within the Sino‐ Swiss Human Rights Dialogue: 'A rights‐based approach to CSR reporting', and 'Labour Rights...

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10 October 2008

CSR Asia Summit 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand, 3-4 November 2008

Author: CSR Asia

Programme comprises 24 workshops including the following themes: . Business responses to climate change . Microfinance and poverty alleviation . Carbon footprinting and solutions . Tackling human trafficking along supply chains . HIV/Hepatitis B and...

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6 September 2005

[DOC] [course syllabus / reading list] Human Rights Issues for International Organizations [includes many sections focusing on business & human rights]

Author: Curt Goering, Senior Deputy Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

[the following sections of the syllabus focus on business & human rights issues]...

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4 September 2005

Why Asia must look beyond profits to ethics

Author: Chandran Nair, founder & CEO of Global Institute for Tomorrow (a pan-Asian non-profitmaking think-tank), in Financial Times

Policed by strong civil societies at home, western businesses are beginning to exercise values of good corporate citizenship in the very countries where they intended to take advantage of cheap labour, large domestic markets, special incentives and...

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25 April 2001

Asean states struggle to protect human rights

Author: Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok Post

Our region still has more than its fair share of people in power who don't believe all deserve equal treatment. But things can change.

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1 April 2001

Universal Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

Author: Hilde Hey, Human Rights & Human Welfare

A review of Human Rights: New Perspectives, New Realities, edited by Adamantia Pollis and Peter Schwaberger

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14 May 2000

Pundits question relevancy of Asian values

Author: Pravit Rojanaphruk, Nation [Bangkok]

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1 January 2000

Antecedents of the Idea of Human Rights: A Survey of Perspectives

Author: Polly Vizard, UNDP Human Development Report 2000: Human Rights and Human Development Background Paper, U.N. Development Programme

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21 December 1999

Are Human Rights Universal?

Author: Shashi Tharoor, World Policy Journal

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