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21 September 2018

Commentary: Blockchain cannot guarantee fairer mineral sourcing practices without robust supply chain due diligence

Author: Carly Oboth, Global Witness

"What does blockchain mean for the future of responsible mineral sourcing?" 21 September 2018...

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21 September 2018
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Im Mai 2016 reichten das ECCHR und Partnerorganisationen bei der Nationalen Kontaktstelle (NKS) der OCED in Deutschland eine Beschwerde gegen TÜV Rheinland ein, in der sie dem Prüfdienstleister vorwarfen, in einem Prüfbericht über einen Hersteller im...

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18 September 2018

British excavation giant JCB warned about potential violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territories

In August 2018, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) raised human rights concerns with JCB regarding its involvement in the imminent demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank. JCB’s products have reportedly...

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Company non-response
18 September 2018

JCB did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited JCB to respond to allegations relating to its involvement in the imminent demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. JCB did not respond 

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4 September 2018

Brazil: Conectas & union ADERE-MG file OECD complaint accusing 6 companies of forced labour in their supply chains

On 21 August, Conectas and ADERE-MG filed a complaint to to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development accusing Nestlé, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts and Illy of failing to ensure that their coffee is sourc...

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Article
4 September 2018

Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell: An opportunity to honour international standards or another instance of corporate impunity?

Author: Gabriela Quijano, Legal Adviser, Amnesty International - International Secretariat

On 14 February 2018, a UK Court of Appeal dismissed the Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell (RDS or Shell) appeal on the basis that RDS could not be held legally responsible for the actions of its Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of...

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31 August 2018

Bangladesh: Investor Statement in Support of the Continued Functioning of the Accord to Ensure Bangladesh Factories are Safe for Garment Workers

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

"Investor Statement in Support of the Continued Functioning of the Accord to Ensure Bangladesh Factories are Safe for Garment Workers" 29 August 2018...

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Report
29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Report of the Thun Bank of Banks' Annual Meeting 2018

Author: Thun Group of Banks

[P]articipants reflected upon the Thun Group's 2017 Paper... The[y] ... agreed that the [...] constructive feedback received from key experts following the meeting facilitated the finalization of the Paper (published in December 2017)......

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23 August 2018

How co's can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through implementing human rights due diligence

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