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17 Mär 2014

Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

FIDH Briefing Paper on business & human rights "Enhancing Standards and Ensuring Redress" (Mar 2014) - with company responses & non-responses

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ahava, Groupe Forrest Intl, Vale to respond. Groupe Forrest & Vale responses provided. Ahava did not respond] In March 2014, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) issued a briefing paper titled "Business and Human Rights: Enhancing Standards and Ensuring Redress". In the briefing paper FIDH calls on the international community to take urgent steps at national, regional and international levels to ensure effective redress mechanisms are available for corporate-related human rights abuses.

Part of the following timelines

France: FIDH & LDH file criminal complaint against Amesys alleging complicity in human rights violations committed by Gaddafi regime in Libya

USA: Corporate speakers at Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference acknowledge need for greater consideration for human rights

France: Une information judiciaire ouverte suite à une plainte de 2 ONG accusant la société Amesys de complicité d’actes de torture en Libye

Resource Centre launches new briefing - highlights human rights lawsuits against companies over alleged abuses in over 25 countries

France : La justice ordonne la poursuite de l’enquête accusant Amesys de «complicité de torture» sous le régime de Kadhafi

James Dunne : « Pendant des années, mon travail a servi à des tyrans »

Report analyses barriers to access judicial remedy for victims of human rights abuses by companies & makes recommendations

France : Le gouvernement encadrera l’exportation des logiciels de surveillance par les entreprises comme Amesys & Qosmos vers les dictatures

Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line (press release)

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 11, December 2013

Amesys lawsuit (re Libya)