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20 Feb 2015

Bobbie Sta. Maria & Irene Pietropaoli, Guardian

Burma's human rights abuses highlight alarming corporate failure

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When Business & Human Rights Resource Centre wrote to over 100 foreign companies investing or operating in Myanmar last year to ask them to publicly disclose details about their activities and human rights commitments, the result was indicative of how the issue of human rights is valued among the companies approached. To date about a quarter has provided relevant information on their human rights policies and due diligence efforts in Myanmar; another quarter is less engaged, providing only general statements about minimum legal or social responsibility requirements. Almost half has yet to respond at all...