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Generic Medicines

Euractiv

A generic medicine is a pharmaceutical product that is no longer protected by a patent and which can be copied by other companies. It may be marketed either under its own brand or as an unbranded product. European governments are increasingly relying on generics to save on healthcare costs and (...)

Let’s Clean Up Fashion 2008: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Martin Hearson, Labour Behind the Label, Septembre 2008, 50 p., pdf

The fashion industry has always struggled to talk about the living wage in an open and consistent way. Two years ago, brands and retailers said it wasn’t a problem, or that if it was, it was somebody else’s. Last year they agreed that they ought to do something, but hadn’t quite got round to it (...)

, by Bilaterals

Pacific civil society organisations statement on trade justice

Pacific NGOs, churches and trade unions working on trade justice issues are concerned about the push for free trade agreements in the Pacific and the grave risk that these agreements pose for our people. For much of the past decade Pacific Island Countries have faced pressure from our developed (...)

ESCR-Net Collective Report on Business and Human Rights - 2008

ESCR-Net

ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group is pleased to announce the release of its Collective Report on Business and Human Rights.
Presented directly to Members of the 8th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the first week of June 2008, this Collective Report on (...)

Fair law: legal proposals to improve corporate accountability for environmental and human rights abuses

Filip GREGOR, Hannah ELLIS, European coalition for corporate justice (ECCJ), May 2008, 33 p.

The first Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) can be traced back in law to the industrial age, amongst a backdrop of vast improvements in global transportation, rapidly expanding manufacturing industries and emerging notions of free trade. New legal structures were required to accommodate the huge (...)

Legislative opportunities to improve corporate accountability at EU level

European coalition for corporate justice (ECCJ), May 2008, 20 p. (pdf)

The European Coalition for Corporate Justice was founded in 2005 with a mission to promote an ethical regulatory framework for European business, wherever in the world that business may operate. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice’s members represent a diverse range of groups from (...)

, by Choike

Oil companies in developing countries

A large body of evidence suggests that rich oil resources obstruct democracy and equitable economic growth in developing countries because of a lack of transparency, and therefore accountability, in oil revenues paid by oil companies to governments.
The human rights implications of the (...)

, by Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

Q&A: Advocating open source drugs

T. V. Padma

Brahmachari: "Why should we worry about intellectual property protection for infectious diseases and diseases of the poor?"
Leading geneticist Samir Brahmachari explains why India should kickstart a new ’open source’ approach to drug discovery for diseases like TB.
Samir Brahmachari is one of (...)

, by ELDIS

The world food situation: new driving forces and required actions

by J. von Braun

The world food situation is being rapidly redefined, as income growth, climate change, high energy prices, globalisation, and urbanisation transform food consumption, production, and markets. This paper provides an overview of the the key forces driving these changes, and considers what policy (...)

, by ONU

Protect, Respect and Remedy: a Framework for Business and Human Rights

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie, April 2008

Responding to the invitation by the Human Rights Council for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises to submit his views and recommendations for its consideration, this report presents a (...)

, by Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN)

Who’s got the Universal Code?

MSN Codes Memo #23, April 2008, 20 p., pdf

Who’s got the Universal Code? examines attempts by multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry associations to develop and promote a “universal” code of conduct that would be applicable to one or more sectors in the globalized economy. Maquila Solidarity Network also compares and contrasts key (...)

, by KARAT Coalition

Gender aspects : production of Next-generation electronics in Poland

Anita Seibert, MakeITfair campaign, December 2007, 38 p. (pdf)

The report focuses on working conditions in the production of consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops in Poland. Since the majority of workers involved in this production are women, and as the report is prepared by Karat Coalition, a non-governmental organisation focusing on (...)

Key social impacts of electronics production and WEEE-recycling in China

Andreas Manhart, Öko-Institut e.V., June 2007, 33 p. (pdf)

Both, electronics production and WEEE-recycling have major social impacts on workers, neighbouring communities and the Chinese society: While electronics production is a major driver for the country’s economic development and makes up almost two thirds of the country’s export surplus, the (...)

No medal for the Olympics on labour rights

PlayFair 2008, 32 p., pdf

The Olympic Games is both a symbolic and a practical opportunity to ensure that these global sporting games live up to the ideals enshrined in the Olympic charter and that people who enjoy the games can also know that the souvenirs and garments they wear are produced in factories where basic (...)