PANNA: Resource Pointer #283


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Resource Pointer #283
July 9, 2002

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Corporate Crimes: The Need for an International Instrument on Corporate Accountability and Liability, 2002*
Greenpeace International. Report prepared for the 2002 Earth Summit meeting (UN World Summit on Sustainable Development) in Johannesburg calls on international governments to endorse the Bhopal Principles on Corporate Responsibility. Suggests measures beyond “voluntary initiatives” to assure public safety and welfare. Outlines a need for an international instrument that ensures the rights and duties, reporting, monitoring, and verification of consistent responsible corporate behavior. Includes 37 cases of corporate crimes from a variety of industrial sectors. 114 pages. Download free at http://archive.greenpeace.org/earthsummit/documents.html. Contact Greenpeace, Keizersgracht 176, 1016 DW Amsterdam, Netherlands; phone (31-20) 523 6222; fax (31-20) 523 6200; Web site http://archive.greenpeace.org/earthsummit/index.html.

*The Campaigners' Guide to Financial Markets: Effective Lobbying of Companies and Financial Institutions, 2002* Nicholas Hildyard and Mark Mansley. "How to" guide focuses on lobbying investors to exert pressure on companies regarding issues of workers’ rights, human rights and the environment. Concentrates on financial institutions that dominate the UK markets. Summerizes effective arguments, campaigning approaches, and political areas of focus. 204 pages. UK$20.00. Contact The Corner House, PO Box 3137, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1YJ, UK; phone (44-12) 5847 3795; email cornerhouse@gn.apc.org; Web site http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/.

*Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy: A Book of History and Strategy, 2001* Dean Ritz, ed. Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy, (POCLAD). Collection of 73 essays, speeches, sermons and letters chronicles the work of POCLAD. Topics include corporate governance, law and history with analysis and emphasis on how corporations shape public policy. Also includes activist strategies on how to end corporate rule in a democratic society by raising many questions about the fundamental "rights" allocated to corporations. 336 pages. 1 copy US$20.95; 2-5 copies, US$17.95. Contact POCLAD, P.O. Box 246, South Yarmouth, MA 02664; Phone (508) 398-1145; email people@poclad.org; Web site http://www.poclad.org.

*CorpWatch, Holding Corporations Accountable: Web Site* http://www.corpwatch.org. Web site combines Transnational Resource and Action Center web site with Corporate Watch web site. CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism by working to foster democratic control over corporations. Promotes grassroots globalization--a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice. Site contains resources and information on human rights and environmental impacts of transnational corporations. Contact CorpWatch, PO Box 29344, San Francisco, CA 94129 USA; phone (415) 561-6568; fax (415) 561-6493; email cwadmin@corpwatch.org; Web site http://www.corpwatch.org.

*Business and Human Rights: Resource Web site* http://www.business-humanrights.org. Resource web site provides links to several thousand articles and reports on the business and human rights. Includes sections on the environment, relating environmental issues to human rights issues, 44 specific industries, 54 countries, security issues, international standards and guidelines, codes of conduct, lawsuits against companies, more. Contact Chistopher L. Avery, Web Site Coordinator, 361 Lauderdale Tower, Barbican, London EC2Y 8NA, UK; phone/fax (44-20) 7628-0312; email BusinessHumanRts@aol.com; Web site http://www.business-humanrights.org.

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