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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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8 December 2015

Myanmar: Human rights due diligence key to inclusive development

Author: Irene Pietropaoli, Myanmar Times

…[T]he new government will face conflicting priorities. It will have to complete a fragile peace process with ethnic groups, tackle corruption and the absence of rule of law, and address serious human rights issues, all while reforming the economic...

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7 December 2015

Kenya: Construction industry's failure to build access ramps violates rights of disabled persons, says association

Author: Bernard Ogembo, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Builders accused of flouting laws on the disabled"...

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26 November 2015

Summary of Thailand's actions against illegal, unreported & unregulated fishing

Author: Ian Urbina

"Thailand Taking Action against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU)", 19 Nov 2015...

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26 October 2015

Myanmar: Locals allege being excluded from SMEC’s impact assessments for Tasang Dam; SMEC responds

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23 October 2015

Amnesty International’s submission to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank environmental and social framework consultation, October 2015

Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International lays out concerns with the current draft of the Environmental and Social Framework, in particular related to: a number of loopholes and disclaimers in the policies; confusing or contradictory language; together with some...

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14 October 2015

Green Park Intl. lawsuit (re Bil’in villagers' land grabbing)

In 2008, a Palestinian village sued the construction company Green Park International in Canada.  They alleged breaches of international law by the company for building homes on occupied lands in the West Bank.  In September 2009, the Supreme Court...

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5 October 2015

Cambodia: H&M suppliers linked to illegal use of short-term fixed-duration contracts; H&M responds

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4 October 2015

Myanmar: Transnational Institute calls for size ceiling for land concessions & land redistribution in Natl. Land Use Policy

Author: Transnational Institute

“Assessment of 6th draft of the National Land Use Policy (NLUP)”, 16 Sept 2015...

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1 October 2015

Report on how business can play key role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Jane Nelson, Harvard Kennedy School & Zahid Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty

"Business and the sustainable development goals", 30 Sep 2015 ...

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