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1 August 2001

Categories of Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

Author: Andrew Clapham and Scott Jerbi

Based on a background paper for the Global Compact dialogue on "The role of the private sector in zones of conflict", New York, 21-22 March 2001

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1 April 2002

[PDF] UN Global Compact Case Studies of Multistakeholder Partnership: Policy Dialogue on Business in Zones of Conflict

Author: edited by Virginia Haufler, University of Maryland, on U.N. Global Compact website

Members of the UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Business in Zones of Conflict participate in a number of multistakeholder partnerships that seek to reduce or prevent violent conflict, manage the effects of conflict, or rebuild a country previously...

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1 August 2003

[PDF] Legitimacy Risks and Peace-Building Opportunities: Scoping the Issues for Businesses in Post-War Iraq

Author: Andrew Newton & Dr. Malaika Culverwell, Royal Institute of International Affairs

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31 January 2004

Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making

Author: Jason Switzer, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Halina Ward, International Institute for Environment and Development

This report has two aims. First, to review the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the relationship between business activities and violent civil conflict. Second, to make suggestions on a framework for public policy...

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1 June 2004

[PDF] MIGA’s Experience in Conflict-Affected Countries. The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: John Bray

As recent studies have emphasized...the private sector has an important, indeed crucial, role to play in peace building and post-conflict reconstruction. As in other post-conflict and transition economies, the attraction of investment in BiH [Bosnia...

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Article
27 September 2004

Is Disengagement the Wisest Choice? [Sudan]

Author: Roger Bate & Benjamin Schwab, American Enterprise Institute

As The Economist stated in a fall 2000 report, "The dirty bottom line is that Talisman is helping the Sudan government finance its war." Though difficult to imagine a few years ago, the situation in Sudan has gone from awful to inconceivably worse....

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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1 August 2006

[PDF] Managing Natural Resource Wealth

Author: Jill Shankleman, former Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace & oil sector consultant

This report analyzes the particular challenges of stabilization and reconstruction missions in countries rich in hydrocarbons and minerals and provides lessons learned from the recent experience of such countries as Iraq, Sudan, Angola, Liberia, and...

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31 January 2007

[PDF] The legal aspects of the Kimberley Process

Author: Frans Schram

[T]he Kimberley Process Certification Scheme...is an international diamond certification scheme aimed at preventing the trade in so-called ‘conflict diamonds’ whilst protecting the legitimate diamond trade...This paper will start with a discussion...

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1 April 2007
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Author: María Prandi, Escuela de Cultura de Paz (UAB) y ESADE

Se ha hablado largo y tendido en distintos foros internacionales del impacto positivo y/o negativo que pueden tener las organizaciones en el ámbito de los derechos humanos. Sin embargo...nunca ha sido suficientemente esclarecido el concepto de ...

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