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12 July 2015

Tanzania: Legal & Human Rights Centre releases national Human Rights & Business Report for 2014

The Legal & Human Rights Centre recently released its third annual "Human Rights & Business Report"in late June 2015, taking stock of the human rights impacts of businesses on labour rights, environment, land rights, gender, as well as payment...

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13 July 2015

So. Africa: Women of Marikana lodge complaint relating to World Bank's investment in Lonmin citing negative social, environmental impacts

A group of women from Marikana, assisted by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, have lodged a complaint with the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman in relation to the social and environmental impacts of the operations of Lonmin's Marikana...

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26 June 2015

Zambia: NGO declaration calls for increased transparency, accountability and action on tax avoidance in mining

Author: Publish What you Pay

'The 4th Zambian Alternative Mining Indaba Declaration', 26 Jun 2015:…[T]he Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI)…2015 [held] under the theme, “Our Natural Resources, Our Future, Putting Local Communities First,”…note[s] with concern that Zambia is...

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23 June 2015

Nigeria: NGOs allege human rights abuses by Wilmar International; company denies claims

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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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19 March 2015

Africa: World Bank Group panel's reflections at 2015 Mining Indaba on role of mining industry in addressing spread of diseases

Author: Patrick Osewe, The World Bank

"Better Health in Mines and Mining Communities: A Shared Responsibility"...

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10 February 2015

Human rights abuses and HIV: A role for business?

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia

Discrimination and other human rights abuses are a major barrier to dealing with HIV/AIDS in Asia…[S]tigmatizing attitudes…and discriminatory treatment of vulnerable groups…driv[es] them further from the reach of health services and desperately needed...

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15 January 2015

Kenya: Govt. official says construction of infrastructural projects contributing to high HIV infections

Author: Rebecca Okwany, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Construction projects aiding in new HIV infections at the Coast, says health official" The construction of key government infrastructure projects at the coast has contributed significantly to an increase in HIV infections, a health official has said.

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14 January 2015

China: Construction firm hired individuals with HIV to harass residents into leaving their homes

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6 January 2015

NomoGaia's Human Rights Risk Assessment report of Tullow Oil's activities in Uganda; includes company's policy to manage identified risks

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