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After Pledging Reforms, UK Development Bank Should Implement Them

A United Kingdom development bank, CDC Group, has taken another step toward addressing human rights abuses at oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In May, the bank committed to reforming its complaints mechanism and adopting a…
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Novalpina Capital Should Respect and Deliver on Its Commitment to Upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Dear Mr. Peel, We write in reply to your March 1, 2019 letter, which responded to our open letter of February 18, 2019 raising concerns around the acquisition by Novalpina Capital of a stake in NSO Group. We welcome Novalpina Capital…
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What Shareholders Should Ask about Company’s Track Record on Human Rights

To British American Tobacco Shareholders: We write on behalf of the nongovernmental organizations Human Rights Watch and Swedwatch to draw your attention to serious human rights abuses we have documented in British American Tobacco’s (BAT)…
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Dear Mr. Kaplan, Thank you for your reply to our July 18, 2016 letter re: Facebook’s potential operations in China. We appreciate your engagement on human rights through initiatives such as the Global Network Initiative and directly with our…
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Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: We write to express our concern about the significant risks associated with Facebook’s possible entry into China. Though Facebook remains blocked in the country, we understand that your firm has engaged local partners for…
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The search engine stops censoring information and ideas in China

Last month, Google - one of the world's most important technology companies - stood up to the Chinese government by making it clear that it will not be complicit in censoring information and ideas. For years, corporations - including Google, Yahoo!,…
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Letter sent to Dell, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lenovo Group, Ltd.

Dear Sir: I am writing to express concern over the Chinese government's directive of May 19, 2009, "Notification Regarding Requirements for Pre-Installing Green Filtering Software on Computers," and the human rights implications it may have for your…
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Revise Policies to Ensure Fair Hearing

(London) - The ruling today by the European Court of Human Rights on the United Kingdom's detention policy for foreign terrorism suspects confirms that indefinite detention violates basic rights, Human Rights Watch said. The court ruled that the…
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Joint letter to Tony Blair from Human Rights Watch and Liberty

Human Rights Watch and Liberty are deeply concerned about the British government’s stated intention to seek diplomatic assurances against torture in order to deport terrorism suspects to their home countries or to third countries where they would be at…
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Regarding AFL-CIO Petition Submitted on China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974

Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick United States Trade Representative Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20508 Dear Ambassador Zoellick: On March 16, 2004, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of…
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Dear President Obasanjo, Human Rights Watch is writing to you as host of the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to outline a number of issues which we believe Commonwealth leaders should address when they meet in Abuja next week. In…