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Corporate Leaders Invited to Discussion on Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Press Release Published: Apr 15, 2014 – 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 15 /CSRwire/ - On May 20, corporate leaders will convene in New York City for a workshop to discuss challenges, successes and best practices in respecting and supporting Indigenous Peoples' rights. The workshop, titled "Building Bridges: The Business Case for...

Report: Judge Kaplan Let Chevron Make "Mockery of Justice" in New York RICO Case

Press Release Published: Apr 04, 2014 – 12:03 PM EST

NEW YORK, Apr. 04 /CSRwire/ - A new report concludes Chevron made a "mockery of justice" and bribed a witness during its retaliatory RICO case in New York, leading to a likely reversal by U.S. appellate courts and a growing risk for the...

International Human Rights Advocate Mark Stephens, CBE Named as Global Network Initiative Board Chair

Press Release Published: Mar 20, 2014 – 08:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Global Network Initiative (GNI) today announced the election of Mark Stephens as Independent Chair of its Board of Directors, effective March 21, 2014. Mr. Stephens, a London-based partner at the law firm HowardKennedyFSI, is an internationally accomplished...

Donziger, Ecuadorians File Emergency Motion to Stay Judge Kaplan’s RICO Decision

Press Release Published: Mar 18, 2014 – 04:06 PM EST

NEW YORK, Mar. 18 /CSRwire/ - Saying the decision in Chevron's RICO case is without legal precedent, New York Attorney Steven Donziger and two Ecuadorian villagers today filed papers with Judge Lewis A. Kaplan seeking to stay his decision granting an injunction and...

Marriott Supports Global Campaign to Stop Trafficking

Press Release Published: Mar 06, 2014 – 12:20 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md., Mar. 06 /CSRwire/ - "Your Actions Count - Be a Responsible Traveler," a global campaign created to urge travelers to support the fight against many forms of trafficking recently launched in Berlin during the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) with the support...

Making a Replicable Model for Excellence: H&M Creates a New Paradigm For Skilled Labor

Press Release Published: Mar 04, 2014 – 04:02 PM EST

STOCKHOLM and NEW YORK, Mar. 04 /CSRwire/ - HM has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) as part of its goal to make continuous and lasting improvements for the garment industry in Bangladesh. The company will invest in skills...

With Power Comes Responsibility: Technology Firms Face Increasing Expectations to Respect Human Rights

Press Release Published: Feb 28, 2014 – 10:00 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 28 /CSRwire/ - Today Business Human Rights Resource Centre launched a briefing highlighting the human rights responsibilities of information and communications technology (ICT) companies around the world. The briefing is launched in advance of RightsCon, a major gathering of human rights...

85 firms still “silent” on California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Press Release Published: Feb 12, 2014 – 04:43 PM EST

LONDON, Feb. 12 /CSRwire/ - In outreach to 129 companies inquiring whether they have public statements in line with the 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act SB-657, only 44 responded (of which 11 have now adopted a statement). While it is welcome...

Donziger’s New Legal Team Strikes Back At Chevron by Seeking Nullification of RICO Case

Press Release Published: Jan 28, 2014 – 12:47 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /CSRwire/ - In a bold and unusual move, the new appellate team representing New York attorney Steven Donziger is seeking to dismiss Chevron's retaliatory RICO case because the oil giant now admits that there is nothing that a U.S....



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