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25 September 2018

10 principles for respecting human rights during reconstruction efforts in Syria

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Michael Bothe, Christine Chinkin, John Dugard SC, Jared Genser, Pablo de Greiff, Geoff Gilbert, Nicola Jägers, Wayne Jordash QC, Sabine Michalowski, Justice Charles Mkandawire, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Stanley Nyamanhindi, Navi Pillay, Nelson Camilo Sánchez, Stephen Rapp, Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Clara Sandoval, Ben Saul, Carsten Stahn, David Tolbert, Arnold Tsunga, Rodrigo Uprimny, Tara Van Ho, Jens Vedsted-Hansen

"Statement of eminent jurists on legal obligations when supporting reconstruction in Syria", 24 September 2018...

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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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25 September 2018
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Author: Cercle Finance

« BP: s'engage, avec d'autres, pour les droits de l'Homme », 24 septembre 2018...

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24 September 2018

Finland: Co's, civil society & trade unions launch campaign calling for mandatory human rights due diligence

Author: Finnwatch via European Coalition for Corporate Justice

More than 70 companies, civil society organisations and trade unions are calling for a Finnish law on mandatory human rights due diligence. The campaign reminds politicians that Finland is being left behind in the global trend towards binding...

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24 September 2018
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Am 20. September 2018 wurde der Bericht zum UN Länderprüfverfahren Universal Periodic Review (UPR) zu Deutschland vom UN Menschenrechtsrat verabschiedet. Das Verfahren soll die Menschenrechtslage in Mitgliedsstaaten überprüfen, Grundlage dafür sind...

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21 September 2018
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Author: Naomi Bader, ZEIT Online

Mehr Informationen, inkl. Kommentare der Unternehmen, zu dem im Artikel erwähnten Verfahren gegen KiK finden Sie hier, und zum Verfahren gegen Lahmeyer finden Sie hier....

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19 September 2018

Hong Kong: Fact sheet on Business and Human Rights and Labour Rights

Author: Hong Kong UPR Coalition, Justice Centre Hong Kong

There is no legal or policy framework guiding corporations on their responsibility to respect human rights in the HKSAR. The HKSAR Government has not announced any public actions it will take to fulfil the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business...

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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission warns business against engaging with military

Report says actions of military, in particular in the context of “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the military and its businesses is indefensible until and...

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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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