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11 October 2013

BankTrack welcomes Thun Group paper on banks and human rights

Author: Bank Track

Seven leading international banks, informally grouped together as the ‘Thun Group of Banks'...presented a discussion paper for banks on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. BankTrack welcomes the discussion...

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2 October 2013

[PDF] Statement by the Thun Group of Banks - “The Guiding Principles: an interpretation for banks” - A Discussion Paper for banks on Principles 16 – 21 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: The Thun Group of Banks (Barclays, BBVA, Credit Suisse, ING Bank, RBS Group, UBS, UniCredit)

We, the undersigned banks, have contributed to this discussion paper in order to gain a better understanding of the “Guiding Principles for the implementation of the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Frame-work” (“Guiding Principles”) and of...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights...,...

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29 July 2013

Senior City analyst known as 'the Godfather of retail' wins age discrimination case after he was unfairly sacked at 55 [UK]

Author: Martin Robinson, Daily Mail (UK)

A City big-hitter nicknamed the 'Godfather of retail' could be handed a £1million payout because he was unfairly dismissed at 55, a tribunal has ruled. Expert analyst Tony Shiret also successfully argued he was the victim of age discrimination after...

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20 June 2013

Case profile: Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]

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31 March 2013

Ageism more widespread than sexism [UK]

Author: Brian Groom, Financial Times

Age discrimination is now seen as a more widespread problem in the City than sex discrimination, a survey of more than 1,600 finance sector workers has found. While more than one-third of City employees said their employer was “very committed” to...

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23 January 2013

Cerberus finds difficulty selling Freedom Group

Author: Bloomberg

Cerberus Capital Management LP has struggled to find investment banks to help sell Freedom Group Inc., the gun company whose rifle was used in the shooting spree in Newtown, Conn., said people with knowledge of the matter. Banks including JPMorgan...

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5 December 2012

[PDF] Thun Group of Banks Response to a question at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, December 2012

Author: Credit Suisse (on behalf of Thun Group of Banks)

The Thun Group of Banks is an informal group of bank representatives that have been discussing the meaning of the UN’s “’Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework” and the “Guiding Principles” on the activities of banks...The Group is currently...

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Company response
3 October 2012

Response by Credit Suisse: Tax Justice Network alleges 16 banks aid the rich to avoid taxes, leading to the flow of capital out of developing countries.

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26 March 2012

[PDF] [Submission in response to] Call for input: Report on business and human rights and the UN system

Author: BankTrack

Banks have a specific role in enabling or preventing possible human rights violations...It is up to banks to adapt their business operations in recognition of this responsibility. BankTrack continuously monitors the standards that private sector banks...

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