Friday, March 7, 2008

Business & human rights: Weekly Update - March 5, 2008

From the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: 
Weekly Update: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - 5 March 2008

CLICK THIS LINK FOR ALL TOP STORIES added past 7 days / Principales
noticias / Articles de premier plan:

The top stories include / Las noticias incluyen / Les articles

* Anglo American, Rio Tinto require Chinese joint venture partners in
Africa to pledge adherence to human rights & environmental standards

* "'Corporate Culture' as a Basis for the Criminal Liability of
Corporations" - paper prepared by Allens Arthur Robinson law firm for John

* Netherlands to prosecute Trafigura, Amsterdam Port Services over
toxic waste dumped in C�te d'Ivoire

* UNIFEM, Avon in partnership to tackle violence against women &
promote women's empowerment

* Canada: Amnesty Canada head & founding president of Rights &
Democracy say that at home and abroad, Canadian firms should have the same
human rights & environmental standards

* Vodafone, World Food Programme & UN Foundation partner on improving
communications during humanitarian crises

* Bangladesh: Garment workers describe poor labour & living conditions,
but also some life opportunities

* Malawi: Leading tour operator conducts HIV counselling & testing for
workers & spouses

* China Labour Bulletin: "Are trade union and labour officials in
Guangdong beginning to take their responsibilities seriously?"

* eBay's MicroPlace allows individuals to support microfinance
institutions around the world

* Russia: Environmental agency files $178 million lawsuit against
Norilsk over alleged pollution of Siberian rivers
- Norilsk disputes agency's findings

* Yahoo! faces second US lawsuit over handing personal information to
Chinese authorities

* Conference: "Intellectual Property v. Human Rights?" (Geneva, 13

* Espa�ol: Colombia: Fiscal�a de Valledupar llama a juicio a 7
directivos de Nestl� por alegaciones de retiro "forzado" de trabajadores

* Espa�ol: Chile: Respuesta de empresa Aguas Claras sobre el conflicto
con sus empleados por condiciones laborales (en continuaci�n a nuestra
Actualizaci�n del 20 de febrero)

* Espa�ol: Espa�a: Plan de igualdad de Elcog�s es premiado por el
Instituto de la Mujer de Castilla-La Mancha

* Espa�ol: Chile: En el marco de la nueva justicia laboral, designados
primeros doce defensores legales

* Espa�ol: Colombia: BBVA anuncia creaci�n de banco dedicado
exclusivamente a microcr�dito

* Fran�ais : ONG interroge Roche sur la distribution en Chine d'un
m�dicament pour les transplant�s, la grande partie des organes en Chine
provenant des condamn�s � mort

* Fran�ais : Maroc : Pollution industrielle de l'eau � Anza,
Agadir-Nord - usines de ciments, conserveries de poissons

* Fran�ais : Le label STEP certifie que les tapis sont produits dans
des conditions �quitables & respectueuses de l'environnement

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