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22 November 2017
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Author: Lucien Dianzenza, Agence d'information d'Afrique centrale (République du Congo)

"Mines : les sénateurs fustigent une « gestion opaque et calamiteuse »", 18 novembre  2017...

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21 November 2017
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Author: Fabiana Alves, Greenpeace Brasil (Brazil)

“COP23 chega ao fim com vácuo de liderança entre os países-Com alguns avanços nas regras que colocarão em prática o Acordo de Paris, falta ainda a ambição necessária para lidar com a emergência da crise climática que já está impactando os mais...

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21 November 2017
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Author: GaïaPresse, (Canada)

 « Les droits de la nature: un nouveau paradigme pour la protection de l'environnement » , 20 novembre 2011...

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21 November 2017
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21 November 2017
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Les entreprise suivantes ont exprimé leur désaccord sur au moins un des cinq critères de leur classement: Apple, BMW, Daimler, Dell, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), General Motors (GM), HP, Huawei, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co, Hunan Shanshan Energy...

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21 November 2017

Tanzania: Activists want justice for victims of alleged human rights abuses at Acacia's mine included in govt.'s framework agreement with parent Barrick Gold; company responds

Human rights advocacy organisations have urged the govt. to address human rights abuses allegedly committed at Acacia's North Mara mine, as part of the framework agreement with Acacia's parent company, Barrick Gold. The activists are seeking President...

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20 November 2017

Commentary: Businesses must prioritize access to remedy in states with weak rule of law

Author: Daniel Aguirre, Greenwich University, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Obligations to respect and protect human rights are meaningless without access to remedy in states where the rule of law is weak: The example of Myanmar", 20 Nov 2017...

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20 November 2017

Commentary: Effective grievance mechanisms strengthen companies' social license to operate & reduce risks

Author: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, Business and Human Rights Journal

"A Jedi Approach for Companies to Manage Grievances and Land-Related Risk", 17 Nov 2017...

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20 November 2017

Kenya: Oxfam's report urges Tullow Oil to adhere to principles of free, prior & informed consent in its operations in historically marginalised Turkana region; company responds

A recent report by Oxfam notes that whereas locals in oil-rich Turkana region are feel that engagement with oil companies has improved since 2015. However, it claims that Tullow Oil is not yet achieving its FPIC obligations. Business & Human...

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16 November 2017
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Author: Carlos Arguedas, Katherine Chaves y Carlos Hernández, La Nación (Costa Rica)

“Coligallero muere atrapado por derrumbe en finca Crucitas” 15 de Noviembre de 2017...

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