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18 September 2018

British excavation giant JCB warned about potential violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territories

In August 2018, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) raised human rights concerns with JCB regarding its involvement in the imminent demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank. JCB’s products have reportedly...

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18 September 2018

JCB did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited JCB to respond to allegations relating to its involvement in the imminent demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. JCB did not respond 

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18 September 2018

Supply-chain risks associated with the minerals likely to surge in demand as renewable and electric vehicle industries accelerate

"The mining sector will play a key role in the transition toward a low-carbon future. The technologies required to facilitate this shift, including wind turbines, solar panels and improved energy storage, all require significant mineral and metal...

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17 September 2018

Colombia: Proposed bill would benefit companies & landowners occupying lands of people displaced by internal armed conflict

Author: Adriaan Alsema for Colombia Reports

“How to steal land the size of a small country and get away with it” - September 17, 2018...

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17 September 2018

Spain reverses its decision to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

In September 2018, Spain halted the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia amid concerns about their use in the conflict in Yemen. According to the UN, the war has left more than 10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine. The...

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11 September 2018
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Author: Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, CELS

“Causa maldonado: intervenciones telefónicas e informe de la procuvin” – 11 de septiembre de 2018...

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4 September 2018
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3 September 2018
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Los asesinatos de líderes sociales en Colombia no cesan, en el contexto del post-acuerdo de paz con la entonces guerrilla de las FARC.  Muchos de los crímenes se refieren a conflictos por control territorial para cultivos de uso ilícito o minería ...

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3 September 2018

Colombia: 13 ex-Chiquita executives to face criminal charges over alleged financing of paramilitary groups

Author: Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports (Colombia)

"Colombia charges 13 former Chiquita executives over hundreds of murders", 1 Sep 2018...

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30 August 2018

Kenya: Documentary on the impact of a major infrastructure project on local communities' livelihood

Author: Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil & Gas

"Pipeline Voices"...

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