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Author: Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post
Follows article The cobalt pipeline Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops. Includes responses/non-responses to the Washington Post's investigation by Congo DongFang Mining/Hyuayou Cobalt and Apple...
Automobile firms' quest for low-cost parts led to using deadly Takata air bags over safer components - New York Times report
Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times (USA)
"A Cheaper Airbag, and Takata’s Road to a Deadly Crisis", 26 Aug. 2016...
Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
"U.S. top court declines to revive apartheid claims against IBM, Ford", 20 Jun 2016...
Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact
This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...
- Related in-depth areas: Guidance & Tools Guidance on human rights policies Guidance tools for business Positive company initiatives
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Paper assesses impact of US Supreme Court Kiobel decision on transnational litigation of corporate human rights abuses since 2013
Author: Maria Chiara Marullo & Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot, Universidad Jaume I (Spain)
"Transnational Human Rights Litigations. Kiobel's Touch and Concern: A Test under Construction", 14 Apr 2016...
Oxfam publishes new report on tax avoidance practices of US corporate giants & calls on govt. to ensure firms pay fair share of taxes
Author: Oliver Balch, Guardian (UK)
"What will happen if the world's biggest companies don't take water seriously?", 13 Apr 2016...
USA: Ford cuts ties with ALEC following revelation of funding relationship; NGOs welcome move citing lobby group's climate change denial
Author: Ed Pilkington, Guardian (UK)
"Ford Becomes Latest Major Corporation to Dump ALEC"...
Author: Rachel Tansey, Open Democracy UK
"Looking back at the corporate circus inside COP21", 12 Jan 2016...
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