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9 July 2018

Commentary: Human rights have been peripheral in debate on impacts of artificial intelligence, despite significant added value

Author: Christiaan van Veen & Corinne Cath, Data & Society

"Artificial Intelligence: What’s Human Rights Got To Do With It?", 14 May 2018...

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2 July 2018

INGOs Conference of the Council of Europe now includes webpage on business & human rights

Author: Council of Europe

Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to member States on Human Rights and Business was adopted in March 2016......

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25 June 2018

UNWG presents report to Human Rights Council on how States can incentivise corporate respect for human rights in trade promotion and finance

Author: Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

“Human Rights Council discusses human rights and transnational corporations, and the independence of judges and lawyers” – June 25, 2018...

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18 June 2018

Ghana: Joint study by University of Ghana & IFC shows better performing companies have more gender-balanced boards

A joint study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the University of Ghana Business School has revealed that performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards. 

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17 June 2018

Philippines: Commission on Human Rights reminds security forces to observe maximum tolerance in workers' protests

Author: Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines

"On the violent dispersal during the NutriAsia factory protest," 15 June 2018...

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Article
12 June 2018

ASEAN CSOs urge AICHR to develop code of conduct for constructive dialogues on regional action plans on business & human rights

Author: Various CSOs

"Oral Statement from CSOs During the AICHR Interregional Dialogue: Sharing Good Practices on Business and Human Rights, 04-06 June 2018...

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Article
12 June 2018

UAE: Cyber-security company exclusively serves countries that respect human rights, despite being based in a serial violator of these rights

Author: Patrick Howell O'Neill, Cyberscoop

"The zero-day industry tries 'transparency' in Dubai", 4 June 2018...

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Article
4 June 2018

Altsean Burma: ASEAN falls behind other regions on stakeholder engagement and access to remedies

Author: Altsean Burma

"ASEAN lags behind other regions on stakeholder engagement & access to remedy in the context of business & human rights," 03 June 2018...

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Report
30 May 2018

BIICL report: recommendations for business when nat'l law conflicts with int'l human rights standards

Author: Lise Smit, Arianne Griffith and Robert McCorquodale, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

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3 May 2018

International Maritime Organization's Legal Committee to discuss seafarers cases of abandonment at sea

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Seafarers abandonment at the centre of IMO Legal Committee' 24 Apr 2018...

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