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13 February 2017

Colombia: Prosecutor charges 200 companies with crimes against humanity for financing paramilitary groups

Author: teleSUR (Venezuela)

"Colombian Companies Charged for Crimes Against Humanity", 4 Feb 2017...

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5 September 2016
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Ante la polarización en torno a la votación en el plebiscito para refrendar los acuerdos de paz entre la guerrilla de las FARC y el gobierno nacional, diversas voces empresariales han expresado su preocupación frente a la responsabilidad legal que...

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31 August 2016

Colombia: Coca-Cola, Chiquita, Drummond & other major companies to face charges in transitional justice tribunal for supporting paramilitary AUC group

Author: Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports

"Coca Cola facing terrorism support charges in Colombia", 30 Aug 2016...

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4 April 2016
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Author: Grupo Argos

“Programa de reintegración y desarrollo comunitario de San Onofre, Puerto Triunfo y Puerto Nare”...

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29 June 2015
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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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22 March 2012

Human rights and business

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, LiveMint.com [India]

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is today a platform for what’s happening, what’s wrong, and who is doing what to fix it—or not. [Profiles the work of the Resource Centre and of the Institute for Human Rights and Business. Refers to...

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Cementos Argos: Movement of victims say company involved in land grabs.

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4 March 2012

Colombia: 'Carbon credit' scheme a cover for land grab

Author: James Bargent, Green Left Weekly

In February last year, Argos’ commercial monocrop plantation [in San Onofre in northern Colombia] was approved for the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) carbon trading scheme…Argos claims the teak plantation is helping fight climate...

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