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24 January 2018

BankTrack paper explores responsibilities of banks allegedly contributing to human rights violations through finance

In this briefing paper, BankTrack examines whether private sector banks may have contributed to adverse human rights impacts through their provision of finance. The paper explores eight cases of human rights abuses and the relationship and...

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23 January 2018
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Un informe de la Red de vigilancia a la Banca, BankTrack, denominado “De qué modo contribuye la banca a los abusos de derechos humanos” (en inglés), se menciona la financiación que diversos bancos han efectuado a empresas en distintos países. El...

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23 January 2018

Norinco did not respond re cluster munitions case

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17 February 2014

Protesters arrested after appealing for Latpadaung activist’s release [Myanmar]

Author: Khin Min Zaw, Democratic Voice of Burma

Four Latpadaung villagers have been charged by police for protesting without permission following a demonstration in front of a local police station…The group was demanding the release of prominent Latpadaung activist Thaw Zin. Thaw Zin, a former...

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29 August 2013

Myanmar Activist Jailed for Two Years Over Letpadaung Protest

Author: Rachel Vandenbrink, Radio Free Asia

A prominent Myanmar activist has been sentenced to two years in prison over her role in a protest against the China-backed Letpadaung copper mine…Activist Naw Ohn Hla’s jailing by the Monywa city court…came as hundreds of local villagers marched...

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5 August 2013

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches briefing on Myanmar

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

…Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first briefing on Myanmar: “Business & human rights in Myanmar – a round-up of recent developments”. The briefing covers the positive and negative impacts of companies operating in the...

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18 May 2013

AP Impact: Myanmar sanctions list languishes

Author: Erika Kinetz & Matthew Pennington, Associated Press

The Obama administration didn't add anyone to the U.S. government's Myanmar sanctions list over 3½ years, despite recommendations from the U.S. Embassy in Yangon to blacklist hundreds of top officials and their business cronies, as well as military...

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18 May 2013

China Tries to Improve Image in a Changing Myanmar

Author: Jane Perlez, Bree Feng, New York Times

…China’s ambition of transporting energy through the Indian Ocean and across the mountains of Myanmar seems close to fulfillment. Natural gas is scheduled to start flowing in July from wells deep in the Bay of Bengal through a 500-mile pipeline. Oil...

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30 March 2013

Property and the Lady

Author: Economist

...Terra Lawson-Remer, an economist at the Council on Foreign Relations...argues that economists have tended to take a simplistic view of the security of property rights, which assumes that if foreign investors and local elites have security, so does...

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12 March 2013

Myanmar copper mine told to compensate for land grabs

Author: Aung Hla Tun, Reuters

People whose land was seized to allow the expansion of a copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, prompting protests that were crushed by police, should be compensated before the project goes ahead, according to an official report…The report, led by...

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