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6 July 2010

APG details 19 exclusions; plans ESG by asset class

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

APG Asset Management…has detailed the 19 companies it excludes from its portfolio – as well as outlining its plans to develop a formal environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy...During the year APG made investments in…energy saving...

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28 June 2010

[PDF] Regulating and Monitoring Private Military and Security Companies

Author: José L. Gómez del Prado, UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries

PMSCs do have an impact on the enjoyment of human rights…“Private soldiers”….[are] individuals who can violate human rights as much as be victims of human rights violations…Summary executions, disappearances, torture…bad working conditions…lack of...

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28 May 2010

Group Urges Supreme Court to Hold Military Contractors Accountable for Torture and Abuse

Author: Human Rights First

Human Rights First today urged the Supreme Court to hear the case against CACI International and L-3 Services (formerly Titan Corporation), companies whose employees are alleged to have tortured detainees at Abu Ghraib. The group notes that the...

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28 May 2010

Retired Senior Military Officers, Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs Asking Supreme Court to Hear Abu Ghraib Torture Case

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

[T]hree amicus curiae…briefs were filed in the Supreme Court, in support of CCR’s petition for certiorari in its case against CACI and L-3 Services (formerly Titan), two corporations whose employees are alleged to have participated in the infamous...

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25 April 2010

RBS under fire over more ‘dirty’ investments [UK]

Author: Rob Edwards, Herald [UK]

Royal Bank of Scotland is facing fresh allegations about its…investments in dirty and dangerous industries…Human rights group Amnesty International says RBS…provided support worth £163 million to Vedanta…The company runs an aluminium refinery…in...

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19 April 2010

[PDF] Stakeholder Submission on United States Obligations to Respect, Protect and Remedy Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights, EarthRights International, Western Shoshone Defense Project, ESCR-Net

This joint stakeholder submission analyzes the United States’ record in discharging its obligations to respect, protect and remedy in the context of human rights abuses involving business enterprises acting abroad and on or near indigenous lands in...

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1 March 2010

[PDF] Annual Report 2009

Author: Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

The Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund Global…makes recommendations…on the potential exclusion of companies from the Pension Fund on the basis of acts or omissions that contravene the criteria in the Ethical Guidelines for...

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20 October 2009

Cluster Munition Coalition calls on govts to stop banks investing in companies producing cluster bombs

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20 October 2009

[PDF] Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a shared responsibility

Author: Esther Vandenbroucke, IKV Pax Christi & Roos Boer, Netwerk Vlaanderen

This publication...presents...financial institutions’ investment in companies that develop or produce cluster munitions, on financial institutions disinvesting from producers of cluster munitions and on legislative measures to prohibit investment in...

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Accountability for Private Military Contractors Under the Alien Tort Statute

Author: Jenny S. Lam, California Law Review

Despite heightened attention in recent years to PMC [private military contractor] accountability, commentators have largely ignored PMCs’ potential tort liability under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS,”…)…Ibrahim v. Titan Corp.28 and Saleh v. Titan Corp....

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