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18 July 2016

Report: "Public Procurement and Human Rights: A Survey of Twenty Jurisdictions"

Author: Intl. Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights (Danish Institute for Human Rights, Harrison Institute at Georgetown Univ., Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable)

This report provides an introduction to public procurement law and policy frameworks, and discusses the interface between public procurement and human rights in practice. It documents existing approaches, and gaps, in incorporating human rights...

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26 May 2016

Proposed expansion of Investor State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Europe would minimize citizens' rights, warn advocates

Author: Friends of the Earth Europe

"Six reasons to scrap EU-wide "super-ISDS"", 25 May 2016...

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28 April 2016
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Author: Elodie Chermann et Gaëlle Picut, Le Monde (France)

« Les femmes sont plus présentes dans les conseils d'administration », 27 avril 2016...

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14 April 2016

Leaky Vessel: Shady Tax Evasion Schemes from Scandinavia's Largest Bank

Author: Sputnik

Nordea is named in The Panama Papers...Headquartered in Stockholm, Nordea Bank AB, is a Nordic financial services group operating in Northern Europe. The bank is the result of the successive mergers of the Finnish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish banks....

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28 March 2016

Finland: Forestry Act reportedly threatens indigenous Sami peoples land rights & culture

Author: Hannibal Rhoades & Tero Mustonen, IC Magazine (USA)

"New Finnish Forestry Act Could Mean the End of Sami Reindeer Herding - Sámi Representatives Call for Swift Support From the International Community", 28 Mar 2016...

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15 March 2016

Honduras: Second member of indigenous group murdered within 2 weeks, Dutch development bank suspends activity

“I cannot freely walk on my territory or swim in the sacred river and I am separated from my children because of the threats. I cannot live in peace, I am always thinking about being killed or kidnapped. But I refuse to go into exile. I am a human...

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19 January 2016

German insurance firm Allianz moves towards renewable energy by acquiring wind farm in Finland

Author: Madeleine Cuff, Business Green

"Allianz enters Finnish market with 21MW wind power deal", 12 Jan 2016...

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15 January 2016

Italy: Contribution to Natl. Action Plan recommends ways to overcome barriers to access to remedy in judicial system

Author: Marta Bordignon & Giacomo Maria Cremonesi, Human Rights Intl. Consultancy

"The UNGPs Third Pillar in the Italian Action Plan: an assessment of the existing NAPs and of the barriers to the Italian judicial system", Jan 2016...

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31 December 2015

Finland: UN Special Rapporteur raises concerns about new bill threatening Sami peoples' right to land & livelihoods

Author: UN News Centre

"New bill in Finland threatens Sami peoples’ right to traditional lands, livelihoods, UN expert warns",...

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3 December 2015

UN Forum Series Blog: Time for the UNGPs to Grow Up? Tracking Children’s Rights in National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights

Author: Patrick Geary, UNICEF

When the UNGPs were first conceived in 2008, the UN Human Rights Council called for “special attention to persons belong to vulnerable groups, in particular children.” Sadly, after a three-year gestation period, the Guiding Principles emerged with...

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