Thursday, July 3, 2008

Business & human rights: Weekly Update -- July 2, 2008

From the Business & Human Rights Weekly UpdateWeekly Update: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre - 2 Jul 2008

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* National Labor Committee report accuses Toyota of labour abuses in own operations & supply chain
- Toyota responds

* Amnesty & others pressure ONGC over role in Sudan - urge investors to engage
- ONGC responds

* Tesco says it will stop trade with Zimbabwe, "cannot ignore the growing consensus that further action must be taken to maximise the pressure for change"

* Cocoa industry "fails to deliver" on child labour commitments targeted for 1 July 2008, says Intl. Labor Rights Forum

* Presentation to UN human rights treaty bodies on UN Special Representative John Ruggie's 2008 report - background note

* "Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor" - UNDP report with case studies on 50 companies

* India: Gap works with govt. to address child labour and exploitation of women workers

* So. Africa: Court rules in favour of AngloGold Ashanti in silicosis test case - plaintiffs may appeal
- Also included: Text of decision

* UN Global Compact delists 630 companies for failure to communicate progress, in effort to enhance accountability

* Asia Pacific Forum of natl. human rights institutions will consider private sector impacts at annual meeting - Kuala Lumpur, 28-31 July

* UN conference delegates reject ban on booming toxic waste exports

* China: IBM fined under new labour law for firing an employee with depression

* China: Labour contract law grants workers additional rights, but improvements in migrant workers' actual working conditions may be limited
- "New Labour Contract Law: Myth and reality six months after implementation"

* Ireland: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility calls on Shell to accept proposal to end dispute over alleged health & safety risks of Corrib gas pipeline
- Shell responds, saying it cannot accept proposal

* New book will highlight 4 cases in which European firms including Botnia, Syngenta involved in alleged abuses in Latin America

* US Social Investment Forum welcomes UN decision to extend John Ruggie's mandate

* Español: México: Denuncian que compañía de agua Agbar "viola el derecho humano al agua" en Coahuila
- Respuesta de Grupo Agbar

* Español: Argentina: Película sobre la toma de una fábrica por parte de los trabajadores "para frenar las muertes y los accidentes"

* Español: Perú: Club Universitario de Deportes le saca "tarjeta roja" al trabajo infantil

* Español: Guatemala: Detienen a 15 personas luego de protestas contra empresa cementera por supuesta contaminación de agua

* Français : Barclays mise en cause pour son soutien financier au gouvernement du Zimbabwe
- avec la réponse de Barclays

* Français : Giesecke & Devrient annonce l'arrêt de ses ventes au Zimbabwe de papier pour l'impression de billets bancaires - Berlin avait demandé cette suspension à cause des conditions de droits de l'homme

* Français : « Les entreprises face aux défis de la pauvreté : Des stratégies gagnantes » - rapport du PNUD avec cas d'études sur 50 entreprises

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