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Leading Labor Rights Watchdog Calls on U.S. Customs Service to Halt Imports of Forced Labor Cotton from Uzbekistan

Posted: May 15, 2013 – 10:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON, May 15 /CSRwire/ - A formal complaint against the importation of cotton from Uzbekistan grown and harvested with forced labor was filed today by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), a leading American human and labor rights watchdog organization. Under the Tariff...

Judge Orders Chevron CEO to Answer Questions about Company's Bribery and Toxic Destruction in Ecuador's Amazon Region

Posted: May 07, 2013 – 05:54 PM EST

QUITO, May 07 /CSRwire/ - Chevron CEO John S. Watson, who perhaps more than anyone knew about the grim history of deliberate and negligent dumping of oil and toxic chemicals by his company into the soil and streams of Ecuadors Amazon region, will...

Confronting Bribery and Bullying by Oil Company and Hostility of Judge, Lawyers Seek Withdrawal from Chevron New York Case

Posted: May 03, 2013 – 04:56 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 03 /CSRwire/ - Denouncing Chevrons use of bullying, bribery and its overwhelming financial power to crush defendants in a hostile courtroom, attorneys Craig Smyser and John Keker filed motions Friday afternoon to withdraw as counsel in the Southern District of...

Chevron Offered Suitcase Full of Cash to Former Ecuador Judge Guerra In Exchange for Testimony

Posted: May 01, 2013 – 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 01 /CSRwire/ - An American lawyer working for Chevron brought a suitcase full of cash to a meeting with a former Ecuador judge to coax favorable testimony to help the oil giant evade its $19 billion Ecuador judgment, a recent...

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Appoints Phil Bloomer as Executive Director

Posted: May 01, 2013 – 11:22 AM EST

LONDON, May 01 /CSRwire/ - Business Human Rights Resource Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Bloomer to the position of Executive Director. Phil brings with him thirty years of experience in human rights and social justice. This includes leadership positions...

Maria Aguinda's 20-year Fight for Justice Continues as Chevron Refuses to Pay $19 Billion Judgment from Ecuador's Courts

Posted: Apr 26, 2013 – 11:08 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Apr. 26 /CSRwire/ - The 20-year fight by residents of Ecuadors Amazonian rain forest to make Chevron pay to clean up the contamination and polluted streams it left behind has made civil society stronger and Ecuadors courts better prepared to deal...

Nike Called Out for Doing Business with Slave Cotton Company

Posted: Apr 17, 2013 – 11:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Apr. 17 /CSRwire/ - Uzbek human rights activists, political leaders, and prominent dissidents released an open letter today calling on Nike (NYSE: NKE) to stop doing business with Daewoo International, the largest processor of forced labor cotton in Uzbekistan. The 141 signatories,...

In Chevron Case, Stratus' Truth-Telling Loses Out to Oil Company Money

Posted: Apr 12, 2013 – 05:32 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Apr. 12 /CSRwire/ - The decision by the environmental consulting firm Stratus to settle its legal dispute with Chevron and to criticize lawyers for the affected people in Ecuador represents a triumph of money and power over justice, the lead attorney...

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Launches Its First Regional Briefing On Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Posted: Apr 09, 2013 – 10:00 AM EST

KYIV and LONDON, Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - Today the non-profit Business Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first regional briefing on Business human rights in Eastern Europe Central Asia a round-up of recent developments. Download the 15-page briefing here. The briefing provides...

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

Posted: Mar 25, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST

BOSTON, Mar. 25 /CSRwire/ - It is all too easy when looking at seemingly intractable problems to believe that nothing can be done or that only governments or political leaders can act. Just Business shows us the opposite and underlines how all segments...

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