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4 September 2019

Commentary: Samsung's Indictment in France: Fighting Transnational Corporation's Human Rights' Violations Through Consumer Law

Author: Sherpa, on Freedom Fund blog

“One of the most ethical companies in the world” versus the dramatic reality in the factories...

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4 September 2019

Danish pension fund blacklists 10 oil companies over failure to adapt long-term business models to Paris Agreement goals

Author: Rachel Fixsen, Investment & Pensions Europe

The Danish pension fund for academics, MP Pension, has blacklisted 10 of the world’s largest oil firms, a decision that will mean divesting DKK644m (€86m) of stocks....

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4 September 2019

Walmart plans to discontinue selling handgun ammunition & work alongside other retailers to make the industry safer

Author: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

"McMillon to associates: Our next steps in response to the tragedies in El Paso and Southaven," 3 Sept 2019...

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2 September 2019

So. Africa: Casual Workers Advice Office attacked and burnt during wave of violence in Johannesburg

Author: Casual Workers Advice Office (South Africa)

A wave of violence is sweeping over South Africa targeting first of all women and people perceived as foreigners. This sickening racist xenophobia, sexism and criminality is a direct result of the current intensification of the historic exploitation of...

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2 September 2019

Colombia: Investigation reveals how gold, mined illegally, finds its way to Apple and other companies' products

The New York Times series “The Weekly” released a segment detailing the route of illegal gold from Colombian mines to iPhones and other technology used in people’s daily lives. The news outlet’s correspondents state that violent paramilitary activity...

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2 September 2019

Another Star in the BHR Galaxy of Norms? ILC Draft Principles Encourage States to Address Corporate Environmental Harm in Armed Conflict

Author: Marie Davoise, Right as Usual

On 20 August 2019, the International Law Commission (“ILC”) published an advance copy of its 2019 Report to the UN General Assembly. The report contains texts and commentaries on various topics of international law. It will also be of interest to...

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2 September 2019

Armenia: Court compels police to investigate protestors who blockaded Lydian International mine

Author: Mining Journal

"Victory for Lydian as Armenia launches criminal case", 18 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

Kenya: Ethiopian Airlines accused of rejecting passenger with disability; company apologises

Author: Muia Joseph, Citizen Digital (Kenya)

"Ethiopian Airlines accused of rejecting passenger with disability at JKIA"...

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2 September 2019

Local community raises concerns around wind energy project in Turkey; incl. company responses

The Goldstandard registered Çeşme Wind Power Project, located on a peninsular close to Izmir in Turkey, was initiated by the Turkish energy company Vega Wind Energy Electricity Generation Inc. (formerly ABK Energy) and supplied with wind turbines by...

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2 September 2019

USA: Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network linked to exploitation of drivers, labour violations & fatalities; Inc. co. comments

Author: Caroline O'Donovan & Ken Bensinger, BuzzFeed News

"The Cost of Next-Day Delivery", 31 August 2019...

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