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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...

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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...

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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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10 December 2012

Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes 4th annual list of business & human rights issues

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10 December 2012

The 2013 Top Ten List of Business and Human Rights Issues was published by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

1. Embedding respect for human rights across all business relationships...2. Expanding action to combat forced labour and human trafficking...3. Tackling challenges of dual-use internet-based technologies that may undermine privacy rights and freedom...

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5 December 2012

[PDF] Diplomatic note

Author: Permanent Mission of the Unites States of America to the UN in Geneva

This Note is...in response to the...questionnaire from the Working Group, soliciting information on State practices in the sphere of business and human rights...The US government is committed to the GPs, as evidenced...through the integration of human...

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