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New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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10 February 2011

Launch of Regional Briefing - Business & Human Rights in Anglophone Africa

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Today the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first regional briefing on "Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa - a round-up of recent developments."...The briefing provides a reality-based snapshot of business' human rights impacts in the region. It highlights concerns raised by civil society, company responses to allegations of misconduct, positive initiatives by business, and developments in law, policy and lawsuits. Subjects in the briefing range from efforts in new oil economies such as Ghana and Uganda to avoid the "resource curse," to a landmark ruling by the African Commission on Human and People's Rights regarding tourism and indigenous people in Kenya.

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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams: displacement and other impacts on livelihood...China in Africa...Business’ impact on children...Rights of indigenous people...Human trafficking initiatives during World Cup soccer tournament...Certification system for minerals from Democratic Republic of Congo...e-waste...Fair trade and improvements in flower, wine industries...Mobile phone firms help refugees trace their families...Legal, regulatory & policy developments...The international business & human rights framework...Looking ahead... [refers to Accor, Agip/Eni, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Armstrongs, Barrick Gold, Best Western, Canadile Miners, Carlson, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chevron, Collum Mine, Core Mining, Daimler, De Beers, Devon, DLH, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Elf/Total, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, Firestone (part of Bridgestone), Ford, General Motors, Hess, Hilton , Hyatt, IBM, Intercontinental, Lahmeyer , Marathon, Marks & Spencer, Mbada Diamonds, Microsoft, MTN, New Reclamation, Newmont, NH Hotels, NNPC, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, Red Back Mining, Rheinmetall, SABMiller, Salini Costruttori, Shell, Starwood, Vanco Energy, Wal-Mart, Wilderness Safaris, Zain, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp.]

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