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25 May 2018

Liberia: New report calls on Swedish co's to address & remedy human rights impacts following their exit from bioenergy project; incl. co comments

Shortly after the exit of Swedish companies Vattenfall and Swedfund from a bioenergy venture in Liberia 2012, the project collapsed. According to Swedwatch and several other NGOs, the investors left without an exit strategy and without conducting...

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14 May 2018

Myanmar: Report alleges sexual abuse in mining areas protected by military; Access Asia Mining responds

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Access Asia Mining to respond to a report mentioning the company’s operations as being protected by military troops who are also perpetuating sexual violence in communities in Myanmar. The Shan Human...

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14 May 2018

Response by Access Asia Mining

Author: Access Asia Mining

...AAM does not have any granted leases in Shan State......

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4 May 2018
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1 May 2018

Civil society briefing on EU Regulation on due diligence in mineral supply chains provides guidance to companies, Member States & EU Commission

Author: Global Witness, Amnesty Int'l, Germanwatch & 14 other NGOs

"Advice note to companies, member states, and the European Commission: Implementation of the EU regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from...

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1 May 2018

NGOs urge Unilever to redress harm to survivors of 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya; company responds

Four human rights organizations sent a letter to Unilever PLC’s CEO, Paul Polman, asking to reconsider the way the company is dealing with a case brought in the UK court by the survivors of post-election attacks at one of its tea plantations in Kenya...

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30 April 2018

Tanzania: NGOs claim Acacia Mining's new grievance mechanism does not meet international standards, company responds

Five civil society organisations have written an open letter to Acacia Mining claiming that the recently revised grievance mechanism at the company's Tanzania's subsidiary is not compliant with its human rights obligations. The company has responded to...

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29 April 2018

Myanmar: Incidents of sexual abuse rise in areas where military troops protect mining operations

Author: Nyein Nyein, Irrawady

"Tatmadaw Troops Protecting Shan State Mine 'Pose Human Rights Threat'", 23 April 2018...

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19 April 2018

Sri Lanka: Recruitment agencies allegedly force female domestic workers to take contraceptives to secure work in the Gulf

Author: Sophie Cousins, The Guardian

"Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf", 6 April 2018...

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16 April 2018

UK mining co. Gemfields to face lawsuit over alleged human rights abuses at ruby mine in Mozambique; co. denies allegations

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