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24 April 2018

Commentary: Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples as renewable energy grows

Author: Radhika Shah & Phil Bloomer, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Indigenous peoples... are among the first and worst affected by climate change... and often advocate for a just transition to low-carbon economies... Yet, paradoxically, there is a growing resistance to large renewable energy projects among many...

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24 April 2018

Responsible Mining Index 2018: an assessment of company policies and practices

This first index covers 30 companies measured based on 73 indicators applied at company level across various thematic areas (namely: economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing, working conditions, environmental...

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24 April 2018
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Author: Serigne Makhtar Fall, Le Journal de l'économie sénégalaise

"Les activités extractives impactent négativement sur les droits humains, selon le président du CNDH", 20 avril 2018...

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Report
23 April 2018

Report assesses & compares human rights due diligence initiatives in 3 EU countries with Belgium’s agenda for sustainable supply chains

Author: Dr. Huib Huyse and Dr. Boris Verbrugge HIVA – KU Leuven

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Company response
18 April 2018

Response by Exxon Mobil

Author: Exxon Mobil

While the PNG LNG Project is not the cause of PNG's or Hela's low socio-economic indicators, when tied to sound national economic policies, it can be part of a solution that helps Papua New Guineans build a more prosperous and sustainable future for...

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11 April 2018
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Author: Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos

El Foro anual de la ONU sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos es la plataforma global para hacer balance e intercambiar experiencia sobre esfuerzos para pasar Los Principios Rectores de Naciones Unidas sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos del...

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11 April 2018

Thai Court orders defender Andy Hall's payment of 10 million baht in damages to Natural Fruit co.; companies & business associations express concern

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11 April 2018

UN Working Group convenes open multi-stakeholder consultation on corporate human rights due diligence in practice (17 May)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"Corporate human rights due diligence - identifying and leveraging emerging practice"...

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9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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8 April 2018
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Author: Markus Mugglin

Aus «soft law» wird vermehrt «hard law». Das stellt das Kompetenzzentrum für Menschenrechte in seinem jüngsten Bericht über «Entwicklungen im Bereich Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte» fest......

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