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20 February 2014

Amnesty International documents on Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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17 November 2011

[video] DR Congo threatened by vulture fund loop hole

Author: Greg Palast, BBC Newsnight

Previous Newsnight reports on vulture funds - which buy up debt cheaply and then sue developing countries for vast amounts - got the laws in the UK changed. As a result, the vultures now cannot use UK courts. But they have found a way around the ban...

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11 August 2011

[DOC] Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative Wraps Consultation Period

Author: UNICEF, Save the Children, UN Global Compact

A three-month consultation period has concluded for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) Initiative. More than 600 business leaders, civil society representatives and children participated in face-to-face or online consultations to...

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23 November 2010

Kosovo: Blood testing to begin for Roma lead camp children

Author: Petrit Collaku, BalkanInsight

Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children in the Osterode settlement in Mitrovica, most of whom spent their childhood living near an old lead mine, will soon have their blood tested for lead contamination. Kosovo's Ministry of Health signed an agreement.....

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5 September 2010

Serbian immigrants seek answers about the horror [USA]

Author: Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

Zivka Mijic…want[s] the tragic story of what brought her family to a Chicago suburb told in federal court…The class-action lawsuit recently filed in Chicago, to which Zivka is a party, alleges that American mercenaries were behind their suffering. As...

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18 August 2010

L-3 Accused in Suit of Training Croats for Genocide

Author: Andrew M. Harris, Bloomberg

Two L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. units were sued by ethnic Serbians who claim the company’s MPRI military consulting firm trained and equipped Croatian forces for mass killings during a 1995 offensive. The lawsuit against L-3 Communications Corp....

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18 August 2010

U.S. Mercenaries Accused of Abetting Genocide

Author: Robert Kahn, Courthouse News Service

A private U.S. defense contractor "trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan," which killed or displaced more than 200,000 Serbs in 1995…the Genocide Victims of Krajina say in Chicago...

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17 August 2010

USA: Serbians sue L-3 Communications, claim its MPRI unit was complicit in 1995 ethnic cleansing by Croatian army - L-3 says lawsuit is "without merit"

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15 March 2010

Experts call for pollution probe in North Kosovo

Author: Lawrence Marzouk, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

Scientists from the…Aberystwyth University have called for further studies of pollution in northern Kosovo, after discovering high levels of lead contamination in the area. The team...also recommend that the Cesmin Lug and Osterode refugee camps.....

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20 June 2008
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Author: Marc Roche, Le Monde

Selon la lettre d'information...Africa Confidential...la filiale de Barclays au Zimbabwe a prêté 46,4 millions de dollars...en 2007 au régime de Robert Mugabe...[et] un des principaux bailleurs de fonds d'un programme gouvernemental très controversé d...

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