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1 September 2013

[PDF] Access to Remedy

Author: Global Rights

Learning module for civil society organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa on access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses: the broader system, and business-centered mechanisms. [Refers to Freeport-McMoran]

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16 August 2013

Banking on human rights protection for major infrastructure projects

Author: Jennifer Kho, Guardian Sustainable Business

The launch of the third version of the Equator Principles calls on banks to consider human rights risks, Citi's Shawn Miller [managing director of environmental and social risk management] tells Jennifer Kho what this means for project developers.....

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11 July 2013
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Author: Judith Schönsteiner, Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)

El estudio [próximamente en español] “Desafíos para Inversionistas Chilenos. Los Efectos de las Directrices de la OCDE para Empresas Multinacionales. Una visión práctica”…por…Judith Schönsteiner…discute las ventajas y los desafíos de la mediación como...

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6 June 2013

Why IOCs are paying attention to soft law on human rights

Author: Stephanie Lomax, Herbert Smith Freehills

Soft law…can provide…guidance on how to incorporate human rights practices into business models...[N]ational contracting agencies may increasingly take into account human rights factors when assessing bids…Furthermore, some states already seek to...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] A History of Neglect. UK Export Finance and Human rights

Author: Amnesty International UK

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited UK Export Finance (UKEF) to respond. UKEF's response is provided below] [The] eagerness [of UKEF] to help secure new overseas contracts for British companies often comes at the expense of human...

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14 May 2013

[PDF] Banks back move to strengthen Equator Principles

Author: Equator Principles

Equator Principles (EP) Association Members have given overwhelming support to EP III...The vote in favour of EP III means that from 4 June 2013 more deals will be assessed under a strengthened environmental and social risk management framework. The EP...

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23 April 2013

Civil Society Consultation for US Country Visit of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

On April 23rd, ICAR and the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center hosted the UN Working Group (WG) on...[business &] human rights...as part of its country mission to the United States...ICAR invited leading representatives from...

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5 April 2013

Gaining Ground? Report sheds light on demand for accountability amid resistance to land deals in Africa

Author: International Institute for Environment & Development [UK]

People who feel wronged by large scale land deals in Africa are taking a variety of steps to seek justice, according to new research that examines the accountability of public authorities that preside over such deals and asks whether legal empowerment...

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1 April 2013
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Author: Djamil Ahmat, Alwihda [France]

En 2011, on estime que les filiales étrangères de Sociétés Transnationales (STN) ont employé 69 millions de personnes qui ont créé 28 000 milliards de dollars de chiffre d’affaires et 7 000 milliards de dollars de valeur ajoutée, en hausse de près de 9...

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9 January 2013

Panama: Protests Resume for Ngäbe-Buglé

Author: Robin Llewellyn, Intercontinental Cry

The Ngäbe and Buglé peoples are holding protests…to highlight the Panamanian government's non-compliance with peace accords that ended last year's deadly protests. [They]…claim the state has failed to compensate victims…and has allowed the continued...

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