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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission’s full account of violations by military in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States includes recommendations to business, including Facebook and other social media

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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18 September 2018

Tanzania: MiningWatch Canada on alleged shortcomings of Barrick Gold's subsidiary's new operational-level grievance mechanism; company responds

MiningWatch Canada has issued a brief documenting alleged shortcomings of Barrick Gold's new operational-level grievance mechanism. These include lack of capacity of grievants due to low literacy levels and poverty, lack of understanding of the...

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17 September 2018

Human Rights at Sea launches first of three educational videos on UNGPs in the maritime industry

On 17 September, Human Rights at Sea launched the first in its series of freely available educational films and accompanying infographics on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and their application in the maritime industry....

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17 September 2018
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Author: Bundesrat, Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Die Studie «Access to remedy» (nachfolgend Studie) fokussiert auf die staatlichen Instrumente, wobei sowohl gerichtliche als auch aussergerichtliche Rechtsbehelfe untersucht werden. Die nichtstaatlichen Mechanismen, wie beispielsweise die betrieblic...

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17 September 2018

Some observations and opinions on the “zero” version of the draft treaty on business and human rights

Author: Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli, profesor Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia)

The very fact that the recently-published draft treaty “to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises” is expressly referred to as the “zero draft” is a testament to its...

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13 September 2018

Inaccessible Remedies: The Unrealistic Expectations of Proof in AAA v. Unilever

Author: Lisa Kadel, Tara Van Ho and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis

...[T]he Court of Appeal (‘CA’) in England dismissed the case of AAA v Unilever in which victims of ethnic violence claimed that parent company, Unilever PLC (‘Unilever’), and its Kenyan subsidiary, Unilever Tea Kenya Ltd (‘Unilever Kenya’) were...

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7 September 2018

BSR launches human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to artificial intelligence

BSR has published three papers  describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI within and beyond the technology sector. These papers explore the importance of a rights-based approach for governing and...

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7 September 2018

Commentary: Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform

Author: William Meade, CORE Coalition

...At present...there is no statutory regime in the UK for dealing with alleged violations of human rights by corporate actors...In three parent company liability cases heard before the UK Court of Appeal – Lungowe v. Vedanta, Okpabi v. Shell, and AAA...

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