Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Business & human rights: Weekly Update - August 1, 2007

From the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre:
Weekly Update: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - 1 August 2007

Principales noticias / Articles de premier plan:

The top stories include / Las noticias incluyen / Les articles

* Report prepared for UN Special Representative John Ruggie on state
responsibilities to regulate corporate activities under Convention on
Rights of the Child

* Mozambique: Security guards at Mafambisse sugar plantation accused of
killing striking worker
- Tongaat Hulett's response

* India: World Bank issues report on corporate response to HIV/AIDS

* USA: Jury finds Drummond not liable for complicity in murders of
union leaders in Colombia - plaintiffs plan to appeal

* Ecuador: Critics of Ascendant Copper project face death threats,
Amnesty warns
- article includes company's response

* Japan: Lawsuit says immigrant workers in "training programme" faced
sweatshop conditions at TMC, which supplies Toyota, Nissan -- also
refers to Honda
- article includes company responses

* USA: Human Rights Campaign report "shows major increase in basic
workplace protections for gay, transgender employees" - includes list of
policies at Fortune 500 companies

* Israel: 2007 MAALA index ranks 53 companies for social
responsibility, including workplace rights, environment

* CSR Asia: "China's environmental degradation creating social
time-bomb" - refers to health effects, protests against factories

* USA: Nike settles class action racial discrimination lawsuit for $7.6

* India: ICFAI Business School case study on controversy over pesticide
residues in Coca Cola & Pepsi drinks

* Mattel helps ensure decent working conditions & product safety by
owning toy factories in China, says NY Times article

* Español: Jurado de EE.UU. declara inocente a Drummond en cargos de
complicidad con asesinatos de sindicalistas en Colombia

* Español: Campaña Ropa Limpia verificará que Inditex cumpla su nuevo
código de conducta sobre condiciones laborales

* Español: Ecuador: Amnistía Internacional dice que opositores a
proyecto minero de Ascendant Copper sufren amenazas de muerte
- artículo (en inglés) incluye respuesta de la empresa

* Français : Enquête à Paris contre dirigeants de Trafigura à la suite
du déversement de produits toxiques en Côte d'Ivoire

* Français : Rwanda : Premier pays à déroger dans le cadre de l'OMC aux
brevets des médicaments contre le sida pour importer des génériques

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