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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – 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 Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams:...

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10 February 2011

New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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1 February 2011

Human rights due diligence will be vital for companies

Author: John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business, in letter to Financial Times

Sir, The Vodafone website states that it had “no legal or practical option” other than to close down its mobile network in Egypt (the largest in the country) over recent days and to “comply with the demands of the authorities”. The clash between local...

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28 January 2011

Analysis of potential US Alien Tort Claims Act case against Vodafone, Mobinil for role in aiding Mubarak's communications blackout during revolution

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19 January 2011

Apple faces pollution storm over China suppliers

Author: Kathrin Hille and Jamil Anderlini, Financial Times

A group of 36 Chinese environmental groups has accused Apple of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying components for its gadgets. In a report to be published on Thursday, the groups rank Apple last...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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10 November 2010

China: NGO issues rejoinders to IT firms over heavy metal polluting suppliers - continued concerns over Apple, LG Electronics, SingTel (includes company responses/non responses)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2010 a coalition of Chinese NGOs, led by Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Beagle, issued a report alleging that 29 IT brands used suppliers that dumped heavy metals into China's water bodies...On 11...

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13 October 2010

Local voices must be heard

Author: makeITfair

Electronics companies and other actors are currently active in many different initiatives focusing on curbing the link between the conflict and the mineral trade…local organisations feel they are not involved properly and they do not want the...

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6 October 2010

China: NGO coalition issues report alleging IT brand suppliers pollute China's water bodies with heavy metals; companies respond

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2010 a coalition of Chinese NGOs, led by Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Beagle, issued a report alleging that 29 IT brands used suppliers that dumped heavy metals into China's water bodies...On 5 June...

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6 October 2010

Chinese NGOs say Apple failed to address concerns over pollution, health & safety at supplier factories in China

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