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16 September 2016

Intl. Criminal Court widens remit to cases on destruction of environment, exploitation of natural resources & illegal dispossession

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13 October 2012
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Author: XIVe Conférence des chefs d’État et de gouvernement des pays ayant le français en partage

Constatant que si la croissance mondiale de la demande en ressources naturelles offre aux pays riches en ressources des possibilités sans précédent...l'exploitation des ressources naturelles est parfois associée à la dégradation de l'environnement, à...

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21 September 2011

Extraction of natural resources a key cause of abuse of indigenous peoples’ rights – UN expert

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, warned Wednesday that indigenous communities’ right to self-determination in the political, social and economic spheres is being threatened by the current model...

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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1 December 2008

Human Rights Advocacy Program: The 2009 Application is online now [USA]

Author: Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program [USA]

The Human Rights Advocates Program…is designed to prepare proven human rights leaders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the U.S. to participate in…policy debates on globalization…The Program features a four-month residency at...

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25 November 2008

Translating intent into action in Ethiopia

Author: UNAIDS

…The Ethiopian Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS (EBCA), GTZ Engineering Capacity Building Program, the World Bank Institute and the Rapid Results Institute implemented a pilot programme to achieve rapid HIV results within businesses in Ethiopia in...

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19 August 2004

Ethical trade accreditation for Amorim SA [South Africa]

Author: Marlene Truter, for Amorim Cork

The major supplier of cork closures to the South African wine industry - Amorim Cork South Africa - has achieved accreditation by the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA)...WIETA - modelled on the UK retail sector's Ethical Trade Initiative...

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21 November 2001

House aims to put cap on asbestos liability [USA]

Author: Dennis Barbagello, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that limits the asbestos liability of the Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal Co., which employs 1,000 Pennsylvanians, including about 267 in Fayette County. State House...

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