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27 November 2019
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Author: 人权与商业奖基金会

“2019年人权与商业奖今日揭晓”, 2019年11月26日...

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26 November 2019

Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating...

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3 September 2019
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Author: Thomas Kruchem, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

"Dorfbewohner wehren sich gegen Großkonzerne", 28. August 2019...

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13 May 2019

Do Oil Fund investments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory violate human rights?

"Do Oil Fund investments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory violate human rights?" 24th April 2019...

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Company response
8 May 2019

Heidelberg Cement responds to allegations on quarrying in the settlments

Author: Andreas Schaller, Heidelberg Cement

The Nahal Raba quarry is located on public land in Area C, directly at the border to Israel. Before the Australian company Pioneer started quarry operations in 1986, the ownership of the land was checked thoroughly according to the statutes of article...

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Company non-response
16 April 2018

HeidelbergCement did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited HeidelbergCement to respond to concerns about its operations in Western Sahara, it did not respond.

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16 April 2018

NGO: HeidelbergCement's operations in Western Sahara may be linked to IHL violations

In March 2018, Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) addressed a letter to HeidelbergCement CEO, Bernd Scheifele, expressing concerns regarding the company's operations in Western Sahara. WSRW claims that El Aaiún cement factory, owned by...

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NGO rejoinder
24 October 2017

Rejoinder via The Electronic Intifada

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

HeidelbergCement has responded to my recent article on The Electronic Intifada about its illegal plunder of Palestinian resources…in the occupied West Bank. The German company’s response came at the invitation of the London-based Business and Human...

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NGO rejoinder
24 October 2017

Rejoinder: Al-Haq responds to HeidelbergCement regarding allegations of IHL violations

Author: Al-Haq

...Al-Haq commends HeidelbergCement’s engagement in responding to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre as an important step in creating a dialogue for awareness of corporate involvement in human rights violations. However, Al-Haq notes that...

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13 October 2017

Danish pension fund divests from four companies over complicity in the Israeli occupation

Author: Sarah Scheer Pedersen, Danwatch (Denmark)

“Pension Fund blacklists four companies after Danwatch investigation”, 10 October 2017...

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