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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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Story
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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Story
16 April 2018

NGO: HeidelberCement'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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Article
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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Company response
2 October 2017

HeidelbergCement responds to allegations re violating international law

Author: HeidelbergCement

Business & Human Rights has kindly invited HeidelbergCement to respond to the concerns raised by Electronic Intifada in the article from 14 September. We follow this invitation, as we believe that the article includes wrong and speculative...

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Story
2 October 2017

OPT: Rights groups accuse HeidelbergCement of IHL violations; HeidelbergCement response scrutinized

Rights groups have raised serious allegations against HeidelbergCement’s operations at the Nahal Raba quarry in Area C of the occupied West Bank. According to the allegations, HeidelbergCement’s extraction activities may be linked to war crimes,...

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