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26 November 2019

BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark 2019 shows 4 out of 5 banks are failing on human rights

Published on 26 November 2019, the third iteration of BankTrack's Human Rights Benchmark assesses 50 of the largest global banks on their progress towards implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It finds that nearly...

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29 June 2019

Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations

A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil  published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...

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12 June 2019

Report finds only two OECD Natl. Contact Point cases brought by NGOs resulted in remedy in 2018

Author: OECD Watch

"The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines: Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2018 through the lens of remedy", 12 Jun 2019...

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19 March 2019

New Zealand: Business leaders & govt. call on Facebook to do more to rid platform of extremist content after live streaming terrorist attack in mosques

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31 January 2019

Response by ANZ

Author: ANZ

We acknowledge the ANCP report portrays circumstances which do not reflect well on any of the key stakeholders involved, including us. The application of our due diligence was clearly lacking and there was insufficient follow up. At the same time, the...

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24 January 2019

Australia: New report alleges Australian companies' involvement in human rights violations overseas

1 December 2018...

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2 January 2019

IDI and Equitable Cambodia highlight ANZ's refusal to pay displaced communities in Cambodia; bank asserts it did not fund the project

Author: Inclusive Development International

"ANZ Declines to "Do the Right Thing" for Displaced Cambodian Farmers," 18 December 2018...

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1 November 2018

ANZ mulling payout to sugar project victims

Author: Sophak Chakrya Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post

01 November 2018...

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13 October 2018

ANZ boss says bank will consider compensating Cambodians forced off farms for sugar plantation

Author: Holly Robertson, ABC News

12 October 2018...

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10 October 2018

Australian NCP concludes ANZ's action not in line with the company's human rights policy in Phnom Penh Sugar case; company responds

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) has released its final statement in a case relating to ANZ's financing of Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS), a Cambodian company linked to forcible evictions and other human rights abuses. In its statement, the...

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