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31 May 2015

Human rights due diligence by businesses: An integral part in reimagining Africa’s economic future

Author: Joseph Kibugu, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Human rights due diligence by businesses: An integral part in reimagining Africa’s economic future"...

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29 May 2015

Tanzania: EU Parliament urges EU companies to apply same codes of conduct even in investments outside EU to protect indigenous people threatened with displacement for agribusiness

As per a seating of the 11th March 2015, the European Union Parliament has made a joint motion for resolution on Tanzania, notably on Land grabs. It called on European private sector to review the existing voluntary and non-voluntary codes of conduct...

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26 May 2015

120 investor CEOs urge finance ministers to support long-term emissions reduction in global climate deal

Author: Letter initiated by Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change; Investor Group on Climate Change Australia & New Zealand; Asia Investor Group on Climate Change; UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Open letter to Finance Ministers in the Group of Seven (G-7)...

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20 April 2015
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Author: CorA, Forum Menschenrechte

...In einer gemeinsamen Stellungnahme mit dem Forum Menschenrechte begrüßt das CorA-Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung, dass die Bundesregierung das Thema verantwortungsvolle Lieferketten auf die Agenda der G 7-Präsidentschaft gesetzt hat. Die...

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27 March 2015
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Author: EurActiv.de

T-Shirts für 4,95 Euro und Bananen für einen Euro pro Kilo – hinter solchen Preisen für Importprodukte steckt in der Regel die Ausbeutung von Arbeitern wie im 19. Jahrhundert und der völlige Verzicht auf Arbeitsschutz. Die EU will dem ein Ende machen....

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26 March 2015
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Author: Bundesregierung

Im Rahmen des deutschen G7-Vorsitzes will sich die Bundeskanzlerin dafür einsetzen, dass Herstellungsländer Arbeitsschutz- und Umweltstandards einhalten. Zum Beispiel in der Textilindustrie. Die G7-Staaten sollten hier „Druck machen“, so Merkel....

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17 September 2014

Business & human rights in Africa: Time for a responsibility revolution

A regional overview...

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7 August 2014

Working Paper says G8's initiative on food security in Africa, which involves corporations, "disregards fundamental principles of participation & accountability to human rights"

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Carving up a continent: How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

Author: World Development Movement

The UK...is channelling £600 million of aid money through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition... [This and other] initiatives claim to support improvements to agriculture and food security in Africa, but...in fact...[help]...

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31 March 2014

NGO report "Carving up a continent" says aid programmes to Africa help multinationals at expense of small farmers - warns of increased hunger, "land-grabbing", insecure/poorly paid jobs

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