NEW YORK, April 17- Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.» Read More
MADRID, Feb 11- Spain's parliament will debate a bill on Tuesday to limit the power of judges to pursue international human rights cases, a day after Spanish arrest orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused of genocide in Tibet.
BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist-ruled country in 2008..
BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist island in 2008..
AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.
GENEVA, Jan 31- The United Nations human rights office called on Ukrainian President Vikor Yanukovich on Friday to abolish curbs on freedom of speech and assembly and the operation of NGOs, which were passed into law on Jan 16. "We are appalled by the deaths reported in recent days in Kiev, which should be promptly, thoroughly and independently investigated.
UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE CALLS ON UKRAINE GOVT.
HAVANA, Jan 27- Latin American and Caribbean leaders converge on Cuba this week to discuss trade, peace and human rights in a further sign of regional eagerness to challenge the dominance of the United States. Among those arrested was Jose Ferrer, leader of the Santiago de Cuba- based Patriotic Union of Cuba, one of the most active opposition groups.
Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- New guidelines for providing U.S. conventional weapons to other countries make rules on human rights more explicit and prohibit policymakers from approving weapons shipments they anticipate will be used to commit atrocities, U.S. officials said.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over alleged abuses in Argentina, a decision likely to erode further the reputation of the United States as a global venue for human rights claims.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 24- The U.N. Security Council approved plans on Tuesday to almost double the number of U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan as soon as possible to protect civilians from worsening violence that has pushed the world's newest state to the verge of civil war.
LONDON/ MOSCOW, Dec 24- The world's biggest aluminium producer Rusal has begun legal action aimed at having the London Metal Exchange overturn planned reforms to its warehousing policy, worried about further falls in the price of its metal. Rusal said it filed a UK judicial review on Monday, demanding the scrapping of the LME's changes.
SINGAPORE, Dec 24- The London Metal Exchange said on Tuesday it will go ahead with planned changes to its warehousing policy aimed at addressing massive queues for metal despite top aluminium producer Rusal challenging the proposal.
BEIJING, Dec 12- The day before China's Communist Party published one of its most important policy statements in a decade, a copy of the reform plans was already circulating on Chinese social media.
The NYSE remembers Nelson Mandela with a moment of silence before the opening bell.
Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, shares his memories of human rights leader, South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was a fundraiser and had that kind of sense of humor that made it almost impossible to say "no" to, recalls Johnson.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, shares his personal recollections of the man who ended apartheid in South Africa and fought for human rights around the world. Mandela felt that business leaders needed to become forces for good, Branson said.
Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.
People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.