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13 February 2015

Guidance for applying the spirit of free, prior & informed consent in extractive projects

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11 February 2015

Briefing note by retailers, conservation & human rights groups sets out steps to end long-term threat of illegal fishing

Author: Rebecca Smithers, Guardian (UK)

"New guidance aims to keep products of pirate fishing out of UK supply chain", 9 Feb 2015 Illegal “pirate” fishing damages the environment and human rights, and leads to economic losses of as much as $23.5bn (£15.3 bn) a year, according to fresh guida...

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10 February 2015

NGO report on improving access to justice in EU for victims of business-related human rights abuses

Author: Access to Justice Project

“The EU’s business: recommended actions for the EU and its member states to ensure access to judicial remedy for business-related human rights impacts,” Dec 2014...

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10 December 2014

Intl. Tourism Partnership releases "Know How Guide to Human Rights & Hotel Industry"

Author: Intl. Tourism Partnership

This Know How Guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry – what human rights are, the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles and resources for further reading. It is primarily written...

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25 November 2014

Report: "Going out, but going green?" Assessing the Implementation of China's Green Credit Guidelines overseas

Author: Friends of Earth & BankTrack

This study presents seven case studies of Chinese bank financing for overseas investments: China Development Bank’s financing of the Stanari coal project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Golden Veroleum palm oil plantation in Liberia and APP in Indonesia...

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17 September 2014

BSR working paper commissioned by Microsoft on stakeholder engagement in human rights due diligence for ICT companies

Author: BSR

This working paper....was commissioned and funded by Microsoft’s Technology and Human Rights Center, though all final content decisions were made by BSR. The purpose of this paper is to address the challenges faced by information and communications...

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4 September 2014

Walk Free Foundation publishes guide for companies to tackle slavery in supply chains

The Walk Free Foundation has launched a practical guide on concrete guidelines for companies, businesses and governments who want to eliminate the risk of forced labour and slavery in their supply chains. The guide seeks to fill the current gap of...

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3 September 2014

Traidcraft policy advisor analyses how responsible purchasing by UK companies can improve working conditions & standard of living for farmers & workers in our food supply chain

Author: Fiona Gooch, Traidcraft on Ethical Trading Initiative blog

"Who bears the cost of cheap food?", 1 Sep 2014 ...

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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2 September 2014

Intl. Tourism Partnership develops guidance materials to help hoteliers understand & address trafficking

The International Tourism Partnership, an initiative bringing together international hotel companies to work on social and environmental responsibility, has produced materials to help hoteliers understand and address the issue of trafficking. The mate...

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