Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Business & human rights: Weekly Update - April 9, 2008

From the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre:
Weekly Update: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - 9 Apr 2008

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* John Ruggie selected as Guggenheim Fellow 2008: Work will focus on
"Governing multinationals: the case of human rights"

* "Bringing together business and human rights" - interview with Mike
Posner of Human Rights First, by Sharon Hom of Human Rights in China

* Roots co-founder says he is relieved not to have US Olympic team
contract, given China human rights concerns

* Nigeria: Niger Delta youth group sues Chevron, ExxonMobil, Nigeria
Agip, NNPC, Shell, Total over gas flaring, in Nigerian court
- Economist article on failure to meet gas flaring deadline

* HP names top-tier suppliers - some flout its code, but campaigners
praise disclosure

* Ethiopia: 11 companies commit to taking steps to fight AIDS within
100 days

* Christine Bader on business & human rights, work of UN Special
Representative John Ruggie

* Another KBR employee alleges rape by colleague in Iraq
- Includes company response

* ArmorGroup calls for US regulation of private military contractors

* Impact of WTO rules on business' ability to fulfill human rights
responsibilities, & state duty to protect - submission by Susan Aaronson to
John Ruggie

* China: Allegations of labour abuses at factory supplying adidas,
including discrimination against men, flawed union election
- Includes comments by adidas

* Dem. Rep. of Congo: Threats against human rights defenders
investigating killings at Kilwa for possible claims against Anvil Mining

* Google helps UN refugee agency highlight refugee crises in Iraq,
Chad, Colombia, Darfur & neighbouring countries

* "Where is the evidence that 'philanthrocapitalism' works?"

* US military charges contractor over assault in Iraq - could be test
case for accountability of private military companies
- Commentary questions why this particular case was chosen

* Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is recruiting interns for
London office - deadline 6 May 2008

* Español: Perú: Vecinos del complejo metalúrgico de Doe Run recibirán
diagnósticos médicos integrales

* Español: México: Denuncias de trabajadores y de presidente Calderón
sobre "malos tratos" en Dasan Confección son rechazadas por la empresa

* Español: España: Un estudio apunta a los sectores farmacéutico y
asegurador como los más sensibles respecto a la igualdad de género

* Perú: Opositores a la minería en Piura son acusados ante fiscalía,
ellos denuncian "escenario de represión"

* Español: España: Caja Navarra, Grupo Vips, DKV Seguros, Microsoft son
premiadas por promover la integración social de personas

* Español: HP da a conocer la lista de sus principales proveedores

* Français : HP dévoile le nom de ses fournisseurs les plus importants
par souci de transparence

* Français : Rép. Dém. du Congo : Défenseurs des droits de l'homme
empêchés de rencontrer les victimes du massacre de Kilwa - Anvil Mining
avait été accusé d'avoir fourni du soutien logistique aux militaires

* Français : France : Renault reconnu coupable de discrimination

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