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11 March 2019

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment's commentary on elements paper on business & human rights arbitration

Author: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

"Business and Human Rights Arbitration"...

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2 March 2019

New Book: Business and Human Rights as Law: Towards Justiciability of Rights, Involvement, and Remedy

Author: LexisNexis

As the authors explain in the Introduction to this book, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are transforming corporate responsibility from public relations art to legal science. While the Guiding Principles are soft law,...

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24 January 2017

Court to decide on whether lawsuit against Shell over oil spills in Niger Delta can be heard in UK

Author: Amnesty International

"UK: Shell ruling could give green light to corporations for abuses abroad", 23 Jan 2017...

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6 April 2016

Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance releases draft guidance on responsible mining for public comment (due 5 Jun)

Author: Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)

"Standard for Responsible Mining Released", 5 Apr 2016...

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1 April 2016

UN creates database of companies operating in Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank & East Jerusalem; Israel criticises measure

Author: John Reed, Financial Times (USA)

"Israel decries UN 'blacklist' of companies working in settlements", 24 Mar 2016...

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18 January 2016
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Author: Cheickna D. Salif, (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Déchets toxiques: Des victimes réclament l’agrément de leur association", 14 jnaiver 2016...

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22 October 2015

USA: Wheelchair user sues Air Canada after being unable to board plane

Author: George Sensalis, Reduced Mobility (UK)

““Can't help you board” Air Canada leave disabled man at gate”, 17 Oct 2015...

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17 August 2015

Commentary: Foreign corporations planning to do business in Iran have opportunity to highlight human rights

Author: Bayan Towfiq of, Commentary on Institute for Human Rights and Business

"In Iran, Anti-Baha’i Actions Hurt People and Business", 11 Aug 2015...

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29 April 2015

USA: DiversityInc publishes ranking of top 50 companies taking steps on diversity

Author: DiversityInc

"The 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity", Apr 2015...

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19 February 2015

Ellen Pao discrimination case: Silicon Valley's sexist culture goes on trial

Author: Andrew Buncombe, Independent (UK)

…Ms Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a powerful venture finance firm, is suing her ex-employers for $16m, accusing them of gender discrimination in a lawsuit filed three years ago…[She] claims she suffered six years of...

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