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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

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22 December 2014

BBC's investigation alleges villagers losing their land to Malawi's sugar growers; includes Illovo's comments

Author: Ed Butler, BBC

"Villagers losing their land to Malawi's sugar growers"...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous...

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17 March 2011

Acquiring Land Abroad for Agricultural Purposes: ‘Land Grab’ or Agri-FDI? Report of the Surrey International Law Centre and Environmental Regulatory Research Group

Author: Antoine Martin & Mulugeta M Ayalew, University of Surrey

Following the 2008 world food crisis, many international investors have engaged in a race for land acquisition and food production. This new form of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is increasingly criticised in the public sphere, which commonly refers...

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1 March 2011

Rice Land Grabs Undermine Food Sovereignty in Africa

Author: GRAIN

While African governments proclaim their commitments to food self-sufficiency, behind the backs of their people they are signing an alarming number of deals with foreign investors that give these investors control over their countries’ most important...

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9 November 2010


Author: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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1 November 2010

[PDF] Money Makers as Peace Makers? Business Actors in Mediation Processes

Author: Andrea Iff, Damiano Sguaitamatti, Rina M. Alluri, Daniela Kohler, swisspeace

...peace mediation includes a variety of actors, ranging from states, international organizations, NGOs to the private sector. Despite a growing number of practical examples for business engagement in conflict transformation, there are only a few...

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1 January 2010

[DOC] Human Rights Corporate Policies And Financial Performance - Is There A Real Link?

Author: Kenza Berrada, Thesis presented in fulfillment of requirements for the EDHEC diploma

In the first part of this research paper, two essential concepts are defined – human rights corporate policies/management systems and financial performance. The second part of the paper consists of case studies and other types of evidence aiming at...

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3 July 2009

The food rush: Rising demand in China and west sparks African land grab

Author: David Smith, Guardian [UK]

Some of the world's richest countries are buying or leasing land in some of the world's poorest to satisfy insatiable appetites for food and fuel. In the new scramble for Africa, nearly 2.5m hectares (6.2m acres) of farmland in just five sub-Saharan...

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1 January 2000

[PDF] The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Author: Jane Nelson/ Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], International Alert, Council on Economic Priorities

The private sector…has a role in contributing – both directly and indirectly – to the prevention and resolution of violent conflict…The purpose of this report is to review these issues and linkages and to provide a framework for understanding both the...

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