Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Business & human rights: Weekly Update - July 25, 2007

From the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre:

Weekly Update: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - 25 July 2007

Principales noticias / Articles de premier plan:

The top stories include / Las noticias incluyen / Les articles

* Oxford Analytica comments on UN Special Representative John Ruggie's
second report, and looks ahead to his remaining mandate

* Ghana conference: Concerns raised about abuses by private security
companies in Africa

* Nigerian Govt. adds new claims in lawsuit over Pfizer's 1996 drug
trials said to have led to death & disability of children
- also included: Pfizer statement on lawsuit (May 2007)

* Indonesia "first nation on earth to legislate Corporate Social
Responsibility" after House of Representatives passes bill
- also included: analysis by CSR Asia

* Philippines law restricting baby milk formula advertisements
supported by UNICEF & WHO, opposed by industry group - Supreme Court weighs

* Business Roundtable of US CEOs urges action on climate change

* UK approves "Corporate Manslaughter" bill to hold corporate
executives accountable for workplace deaths due to gross negligence

* Case study on Sasol - implications of UN Global Compact human rights
principles for its operations in developing countries

* Lawsuit in USA against Drummond for alleged complicity in killing of
Colombian union leaders is first Alien Tort Claims Act case against a
company to reach trial - analysis & update

* Chiquita sued in USA for allegedly funding Colombian paramilitaries

* Amnesty Intl. & Saferworld report says EU firms sell components to
India for helicopters that Burmese military will use, undermining
sanctions on Burma

* Palestinian Authority: Aspen Institute announces new public-private
initiative to support economic development

* So. Africa - North West Province: Concerns over platinum mines'
impacts on worker & community health (further to our 18 July Update) - we
invited Lonmin to respond, but we have not received a reply

* Español: Demandan a Chiquita en EE.UU. por su presunta complicidad
con crímenes de paramilitares en Colombia

* Español: Centroamérica: Exigen respetar derechos de obreras en las
maquilas ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

* Español: Curso sobre Responsabilidad Social Empresarial y Derechos
Humanos en Cartagena, Colombia - 16-18 julio

* Español: Argentina: Wal Mart comparece ante la Cámara de Diputados
por alegaciones de prácticas antisindicales, afirmando que respeta a

* Français : « Roquettes, armes et moteurs fabriqués au sein de l'UE
risquent d'enfreindre l'embargo sur les armes à destination du Myanmar »,
selon Amnesty & Saferworld

* Français : AXA renonce à investir pour compte propre dans les
producteurs de bombes à sous-munitions - Amnesty & Handicap appellent au
groupe à sensibiliser ses clients & gestionnaires

No comments: