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13 July 2017

"Defenders of the Earth: Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016"

Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)

In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental  defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared  to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...

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20 March 2017

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark sparks competition among companies to improve

Author: Mara Lemos Stein, Wall Street Journal (USA)

"The Morning Risk Report: A New Tracker for Corporate Human Rights", 20 Mar 2017...

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20 March 2017

Norway’s Wealth Fund Blacklists Vedanta, Other Indian Firms Over Rights Violations, Climate Impact

Author: Aruna Chandrasekhar, Wire

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – the world’s largest sovereign wealth or state-owned investment fund – continued to put a series of companies with Indian operations on its exclusion lists, citing human rights, environmental and climate...

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16 March 2017

Commentary: Low scores underscore need for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Livemint (India)

"Human Rights rankings: no perfect company", 16 Mar 2017...

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15 March 2017

Commentary: No scope for complacency in the wake of Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Author: Moe Myint, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

Myanmar Center for Responsible Business’s director Vicky Bowman said that the… Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB)...serves as test as to whether foreign conglomerates in Burma are following UN principles.  “This is looking at global behavior,”...

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15 March 2017

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2017

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Limited (CHRB Ltd)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report was released 13 Mar 17....

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14 March 2017

Ranking reveals best and worst company performance on living wage, working hours & women's rights

Author: Saxon Norgard, RightsInfo (UK)

"Top Companies Ranked by Respect for Human Rights", 14 Mar 2017...

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13 February 2017

India: 2017 Responsible Business Index ranks top 100 listed companies

In an attempt to gauge how Indian firms are coping with the interests of various stakeholders, a collaborative effort of non-profits—Oxfam India, Corporate Responsibility Watch, Praxis and Partners in Change—has put together the second edition of...

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7 February 2017

India: The cost of coal

Author: Aruna Chandrasekhar

A coal mine in Central India is set to become one of Asia’s largest. At the heart of this aspiration lies the largest democracy’s disregard for consent. Power grids are the umbilical cords linking urban lifestyle to indigenous displacement.

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30 December 2016

India: 10 dead, scores missing after coal mine collapse

Author: Aljazeera [Qatar]

At least 10 people have been killed and many others are feared trapped inside a coal mine in the Indian state of Jharkhand after a section of the mine collapsed...A massive mound of earth caved in...at the Lalmatia open-cast mine, burying at least 23...

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