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14 October 2016

New report highlights how companies have stood up for individuals and civil society organisations

Author: London School of Economics & Charities Aid Foundation

Beyond Integrity, a new report produced by CAF, in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), examines how some companies are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space. Key findings ...

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17 June 2015
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Author: Mauricio Lazala et Joe Bardwell, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans Open Global Rights

... Les entreprises peuvent être un interlocuteur très important dans la protection des populations vulnérables dans les pays répressifs, en particulier là où les violations qui ont lieu sont en lien avec leur secteur d’activité et quand de grands...

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17 June 2015

“What human rights?" - Why some companies speak out while others don’t

Author: Mauricio Lazala & Joseph Bardwell, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Companies can be a powerful voice in the protection of the vulnerable in repressive countries, particularly where abuses are taking place linked to their industry and when they are major investors. Unfortunately, many companies remain unwilling to...

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3 June 2015

Angola: Tiffany & Co, Leber & other diamond firms sign open letter to President José Eduardo dos Santos asking to ensure respect for intl. law standards in Rafael Marques trial

Author: Jessica Elgot, The Guardian (UK)

“Tiffany & Co backs investigative reporter in Angola blood diamonds case-Diamond retailer signs open letter to Angolan president over Rafael Marques de Morais, known for his groundbreaking investigation into blood diamonds”, 3 June 2015  ...

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1 June 2015

Despite the odds: Businesses speaking out for human rights

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...Recently, we have seen a proliferation of repressive laws and practices deployed by an increasing number of states, and an increase in the criminalisation of human rights defenders and other civil society actors. Companies’ responses are at odds...

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22 April 2015

Angola: Trial of journalist Rafael Marques to resume over book on abuses in diamond mining - Tiffany, Leber Jeweler urge govt. to drop charges

Rafael Marques is an independent Angolan journalist whose book Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola, details 500 alleged cases of torture and 100 killings in a diamond-mining district in Angola.  Rafael Marques filed crimes against...

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23 January 2011

Ethics in the 21st Century Diamond Jewelry Industry(III/III): Ethical jewelry in Japan

Author: Michael Werneburg, Caritas

This is the third ...of a three part...series on ethical issues related to the jewelry industry...This...installment presents the...business challenges...encountered in the Japanese market...Japan is a country where the ethics of fashion has not been...

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10 February 2010

Leading Jewelry Retailers Act on Pledge To Shun Dirty Gold

Author: Earthworks

A report released today by the Washington, DC-based environmental group Earthworks…evaluates progress jewelers have made in pursuit of cleaner sources of precious metals…Jewelry companies…[are] endorsing the Golden Rules, a set of principles for more...

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10 February 2010

Report evaluates jewelers progress in promoting socially and environmentally responsible mining – 60 firms endorse principles for ethical sourcing

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10 February 2010

[PDF] Tarnished Gold: Assessing the jewelry industry’s progress on ethical sourcing of metals

Author: Earthworks

This report is an evaluation of the efforts made by jewelers towards responsible sourcing of precious metals. It is based on responses to a survey sent to the jewelers that had signed on to the Golden Rules by mid-February 2009 and to other large...

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