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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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28 November 2019

DCAF & Danish Institute for Human Rights produce guidance on private security sector in National Action Plans on business & human rights

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights & DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

“Private security governance and National Action Plans (NAPS) on business and human rights”, 22 November 2019...

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11 November 2019
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Author: Prensa Latina (Cuba)

“Más de 400 armas incauta la PNC, propiedad de empresa de seguridad que no estaba registrada”, 9 de noviembre de 2019...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: CSOs urge Western Union to end its business relationship with a military-owned bank; company responds

An open letter report by 33 civil society organizations alleging that by having a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Myanmar, Western Union is supporting the military’s financial capacity. In turn, the open letter alleges that Western...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: Western Union reportedly backs Myanmar’s military through its business relationship with military-owned bank

Author: 33 Civil Society Organizations

"Open letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek", 29 Oct 2019...

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10 November 2019

Western Union's response

Author: Western Union

…Western Union condemns human rights abuses, including human trafficking, human smuggling and any form of modern slavery....

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28 October 2019

Experts highlight 8 key challenges to the future of Russian–African relations, including the social role of Russian companies operating in the continent

Author: World Econmic Forum, Davos (Switzerland)

"8 key challenges to the future of Russian–African relations", 27 October 2019...

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22 October 2019

Peru: Civil society alerts on human rights impacts of agreements between the National Police and extractive companies

In February 2019, Earth Rights International, Instituto de Defensa Legal and the National Coordinator for Human Rights in Peru released a report highlighting the human rights impacts of security agreements between the National Police and extractive...

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11 September 2019

USA: States and politicians file briefs to support gun-maker Remington in Sandy Hook case

Author: Associated Press, NBS news (USA)

"Republican politicians, states join NRA in backing gun-maker in Sandy Hook case", 5 Sep 2019...

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29 August 2019

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism from civil society

Author: Channel News Asia

A rule change by the [Israeli] defence ministry means companies can now obtain exemptions on marketing licences for the sale of some products to specific countries... Industry specialists say the change makes a speedier approval process possible for...

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