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5 November 2018

"Historic vote" in EU Parliament calls for stronger due diligence regime for investors

On 5 November 2018, the European Parliament voted to adopt a stronger due diligence regime, and a more robust framework to define sustainability risks when it comes to investments. Groups including NGO Global Witness have called the vote a "historic...

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29 October 2018
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Author: Elsa Savourey, avocate au Barreau de Paris ; coordinatrice de la pratique mondiale entreprises et droits humains, Herbert Smith Freehills

« Loi française sur le devoir de vigilance : Trois recommandations pour avancer », 29 Octobre 2018...

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29 October 2018

Commentary: Lawyer provides three recommendations to businesses to develop and implement vigilance plans under France's law on the duty of vigilance

Author: Elsa Savourey, firm-wide coordinator of the Global Business and Human Rights Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills; member of the Paris Bar

"France's law on the corporate duty of vigilance: process, pedagogy and pragmatism as the way forward", 29 October 2018...

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22 October 2018
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Le rapport "L’or à la croisée des chemins Étude d’évaluation des chaînes d’approvisionnement en or produit au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Niger" s’attache à faire le point sur les conditions de production et de commerce de l’or dans ces trois pays,...

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12 October 2018
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Am 11. Oktober 2018 wurde von der Agentur für Wirtschaft & Entwicklung in Berlin der CSR Risiko-Check für den deutschen Markt vorgestellt. Das kostenfreie Online-Tool, welches von MVO Nederland entwickelt wurde, liefert Unternehmen mit...

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10 October 2018

Australian NCP concludes ANZ's action not in line with the company's human rights policy in Phnom Penh Sugar case; company responds

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) has released its final statement in a case relating to ANZ's financing of Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS), a Cambodian company linked to forcible evictions and other human rights abuses. In its statement, the...

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25 September 2018

Investor Alliance for Human Rights calls on jewelry manufacturers & retailers to ensure responsible sourcing of gold & precious gems

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

The undersigned investors call on companies in the jewelry industry to review their policies and practices and take action to ensure responsible sourcing of gold, diamonds, and other precious minerals and gems. Specifically, we urge jewelry...

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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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