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Companies Act comes into force, but Brown must go further to achieve targets

1 October 2007 - 1:00am

Leading campaign groups today (1 October 2007) welcomed the coming into force of key provisions of the Companies Act 2006, but called on Gordon Brown to make sure that the Act is the first step to further reforms of the government's thinking on business, poverty and the environment.

Regulation call as Hamnett shelves Tesco

28 September 2007 - 12:15pm

The charity War on Want today demanded British government regulation to ensure decent working conditions for UK retailers' garment employees after fashion designer Katharine Hamnett cut her ties with Tesco in a row over its ethics.

Iraq mercenary killings prompt calls for homicide charge

17 September 2007 - 6:35pm

US private military company Blackwater should face corporate homicide charges for yesterday's killing of eight Iraqis by its personnel, according to campaigns group War on Want. Seven civilians and one Iraqi police officer died when Blackwater mercenaries opened fire at random following a mortar attack on the convoy it was guarding, say reports from Iraq.

The sweatshop high street

3 September 2007 - 1:00am

Honduran sweatshop workers make themselves heard

31 August 2007 - 5:10pm

For the first time ever, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has agreed to hear complaints of human and labour rights abuses from garment workers in Honduras.

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