Posts Tagged ‘compensation

14
Oct
09

Should oil rich countries be compensated for reducing carbon emissions?

oilSaudi Arabia, along with other petrol producers, could be badly affected by emissions targets.

So, the oil producing country has anĀ idea.

Saudi Arabia wants other oil producers to join it in asking for compensationĀ  from wealthy countries that reduce energy consumption to combat global warming.

So, the rest of the world cuts back on dangerous emissions, and pays the oil-rich countries for the privilege !

Continue reading ‘Should oil rich countries be compensated for reducing carbon emissions?’

16
Mar
09

On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?

_45569807_niteshifts1261The Danish government has set a precedent by paying out compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after working night shifts. The move comes after the UN-backed International Agency For Research On Cancer found that there was an increased likelihood of developing cancer for those who worked nights.

Are you a night worker? Do you feel you’re risking your health for the sake of your job? Continue reading ‘On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?’

28
Jan
09

On air: Should the families of victims of conflict receive compensation?

There’s been angry scenes and protests in Belfast in Northern Ireland today. A government-sponsored commission has recommended that the families of all of the 3,700 people who died in the three decades long Troubles, should receive a one-off payment of $17,000 as ‘recognition’ of their loss. The idea has been slammed by many politicians and victims’ relatives. Read one of their stories here. Continue reading ‘On air: Should the families of victims of conflict receive compensation?’

14
Aug
08

On air: Can a woman’s behaviour make her more vulnerable to rape?

Earlier this week, media attention was drawn to a British rape victim who was due to receive 25% less compensation because she had been drinking before she was raped. In her case, the verdict was overturned. The Ministry of Justice has since said that “a victim of rape is not in any way culpable due to alcohol consumption”. But 14 other rape victims in the UK during the last year had their compensation reduced because they had been drinking.

So can the way a woman behaves be a factor in rape? Are women “inviting” rape by the way they dress or act? If a woman signals in some way that she’s available, does that mean she’s “asking for it”, or is this just an excuse? Continue reading ‘On air: Can a woman’s behaviour make her more vulnerable to rape?’




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