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3 Jan 2013

Autor*in:
Mimin Dwi Hartono, investigator at National Commission on Human Rights, in Jakarta Post

Corporations’ complicity in human rights abuses [Indonesia]

According to...reports of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), corporations were second in rank after the police as parties implicated in human rights abuses...The Guiding Principles emphasize the linkage between business and human rights in order to prevent and deal with the impact of companies’ activities on the enjoyment of human rights...In the context of Indonesia, normatively, regulations and policies that govern the behavior of third parties, including corporations, are quite complete, such as legislation on the environment, labor, plantation, mining, forestry...However, the implementation and enforcement are very weak and inconsistent.

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