Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Kleptomania States: The Need for Bold Leadership and Responsible Economic Policy

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Americas, Business, CPR Rights | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation A battle rages in the United States over the future of Keynesian economics and austerity while the rest of the world watches with great anxiety. The leaders in Washington are feckless—their ideas, outdated. These are the self-proclaimed “best and brightest” the “Shining City on a Hill” has too offer. The […]

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking: Is Business Ready to Face Up to It?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Business, Forced Labor, News | No Comments

Published in CSRWireBy Joanne Bauer Recent government actions in the United States on human rights appear to be finally changing the climate for business action. For far too long businesses have ignored the risk of forced labor in corporate supply chains — a situation that reflects the failure not just of business, but of society […]

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

A.C.L.U. to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Americas, Business, News | No Comments

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg Published in: The New York Times The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing Morgan Stanley of fueling the production of risky, expensive loans that targeted African-American borrowers. In the lawsuit, expected to be filed on Monday, the A.C.L.U. claims that Morgan Stanley is culpable for predatory loans made through the New Century […]

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Supreme Court denies Chevron $19bn Ecuador appeal

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in BBC News The US Supreme Court has declined to block a judgement from an Ecuadorian court that a US oil firm pay billions in damages for pollution in the Amazon. Chevron was fighting a ruling that it must pay $18.2bn (£11.4bn) in damages, a sum increased to $19bn in July. It is the […]

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

The Hidden Victims of Tobacco

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Americas, Business, Children's Rights | No Comments

By Zama Coursen-Neff Pusblished in: Huffington Post The smoking habits of the presidential candidates keep coming up: Barack Obama’s efforts to quit, Mitt Romney’s abstention. Romney signed a ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, and indoor workplaces in Massachusetts in 2004; President Obama signed a law in 2009 that broadly restricts marketing cigarettes to children. […]

Rio + 20 missed an opportunity to bolster human rights

Rio + 20 missed an opportunity to bolster human rights

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

By Jan Egeland and Jessica Evans Published in:  The Guardian Business, government and development agencies should combat discrimination, which can drive poverty and conflict “They come every day … four or five cars usually – 20 to 60 soldiers. They say, ‘We need this land for sugar, so you shouldn’t be here’ … We say, […]

En Guatemala se violan los derechos a la tierra y los alimentos

En Guatemala se violan los derechos a la tierra y los alimentos

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Español | No Comments

Publicado en: El País Representates de campesinos denuncian que el Gobierno no ha cumplido una sentencia de la CIDH a favor de comunidades indígenas desalojadas Hace un año, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos dictó medidas cautelares para exigir al Gobierno de Guatemala la protección de 800 familias de 14 comunidades maya q’eqchi que fueron […]

Guatemala: Activist Yolanda Oquelí attacked on her way home

Guatemala: Activist Yolanda Oquelí attacked on her way home

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

URGENT ACTION: Activist Yolanda Oquelí attacked on her way home On June 13, activist Yolanda Oquelí was attacked and shot three times on her way home from a protest.  We join others in denouncing the attack and expressing our concern for Yolanda’s safety and well-being, as well as the safety of other organizers and community […]

Rio+20: Youth turn to green jobs as an answer to unemployment

Rio+20: Youth turn to green jobs as an answer to unemployment

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Americas, Business, Development, Environment | No Comments

Published in: UN News Centre 16 June 2012 – With over half the world population under 25 years of age and the global economic crisis still ongoing, the creation of jobs that provide decent incomes, help reduce the impact of economic activities on the environment, and offer adequate working conditions is a main priority for […]

Avoiding Conflict

Avoiding Conflict

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Africa, Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

By Deborah Fleischer Published in: Sustainable Industries With Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) rules on conflict minerals expected out by the end of June, there has been a flurry of conference panels, blog posts, videos and articles on the importance of knowing what lurks in your supply chain. Here are 4 keys to navigating your supply […]

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