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8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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Company response
24 September 2018

BAE Systems responds to allegations linking its products to war crimes

Author: Donna-Marie Matheson, BAE Systems

Our activities are subject to compliance with international trade control requirements, including US and UK trade control regulations, and our own responsible business trading principles.

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19 January 2018
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Author: Catherine Stupp, Euractiv

Les députés européens ont adopté des règles plus strictes en matière d’exportation de technologies, notamment pour les logiciels de surveillance et d’autres produits qui pourraient servir à violer les droits de l’Homme....

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22 December 2017

UAE: International Centre for Justice and Human Rights calls on UN to investigate corporate accountability for human rights abuses

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Company non-response
6 November 2017

BAE Systems did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited BAE Systems to respond to human rights concerns regarding its participation in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference. BAE Systems did not respond.

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6 November 2017

NGOs urge arms companies to boycott Bahrain defence conference over human rights concerns

In October 2017, rights groups called on AeroVironment, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, and Lockheed Martin to withdraw their participation from the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC). Military equipment sold to Bahrain at...

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15 June 2017

UK: BAE systems allegedly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes with dubious human rights conduct

Author: The Guardian

BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, secretly sold mass surveillance technology to six Middle Eastern governments that have been criticised for repressing their citizens, the BBC has reported. The sophisticated technology can be used to spy on a huge...

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21 March 2017

USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions

Author: NomoGaia (USA)

“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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19 January 2016

8 themes to be discussed at the World Economic Forum include migration, climate change, inequality & privacy rights

Author: Graeme Wearden, Guardian (UK)

"Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum", 19 Jan 2016...

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