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19 August 2016

EU adopts directive to reduce corporate tax avoidance

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5 July 2016

Revisions to World Bank environmental & social safeguards continue to cause concern among Bank's own Inspection Panel, global civil society

Author: Bretton Woods Project (UK)

"Renewed warnings over World Bank safeguards 'dilution' ", 29 June 2016...

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21 June 2016

RBC, Manulife, Sun Life, CI Financial invest in Textron, producer of banned cluster bombs, says Pax report

Author: Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press

"4 Canadian financial institutions invested in firms that make cluster bombs: report", 16 June 2016...

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9 May 2016

Cambodia: NGOs oppose Mitr Phol’s re-admission to sugar industry group Bonsucro citing failure to address rights abuses; Mitr Phol & Bonsucro respond

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27 April 2016

Malaysia Human Rights Commission says it has no mandate to investigate Laos dam; issues recommendations to govt. & Mega First on rights impacts of operating abroad

Author: EarthRights International & International Rivers

"Human Rights Commission Report Highlights Lack of Accountability in Don Sahong Dam Project"...

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12 April 2016

Stakeholders demand higher compliance standards for corporate human rights performance

Author: Isobel O'Connell, National (UAE)

"Why companies should talk about human rights", 7 Apr 2016...

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21 March 2016

Law firms cannot afford to be business & human rights laggards

Author: Marialuisa Taddia, Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Business and human rights – moral support", 21 Mar 2016...

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7 February 2016

Myanmar: Intl. Commission of Jurists raises concerns regarding Kyaukphyu SEZ including environmental risks & lack of information; CPG Consortium responds

In 2015 and 2016, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) raised concerns around access to information, consultation and consent, compensation, and environmental protection to CPG Consortium, which assisted the Myanmar government in the tender...

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22 December 2015

Cambodia: Human Rights Watch calls on govt. to revise draft union law to remove provisions that infringe on freedoms

Author: Human Rights Watch

“Cambodia: Revise Union Law to Protect Worker Rights”, 17 Dec 2015...

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9 December 2015

Papua New Guinea: Columbia & Harvard human rights clinics find deficiencies with remedies given by Barrick to victims of sexual abuse in Porgera; Barrick responds

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