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9 October 2013

Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) launches new report on using US securities law for human rights disclosure

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9 October 2013

[PDF] "Knowing and Showing": Using US Securities Law to Compel Human Rights Disclosure

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

This paper argues that human rights are materially relevant to corporate securities reporting and encourages the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to guide businesses in reporting material human rights information in their periodic and...

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7 October 2013

Burma’s Protest Laws Used To Jail Peaceful Protestors

Author: Saw Blacktown, Karen News (Myanmar)

The use of ‘section 18’ – also known as the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law – to punish and restrict activist’s highlights the lack of rule of law in Burma…[H]uman rights group…Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP)…[calls...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights: A report of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights

Author: International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force (UK)

The tax practices of multinational enterprises and wealthy individuals are being increasingly questioned and scrutinized…Tax abuses are in the media spotlight and on the international political agenda. But why are tax abuses becoming so important?...

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16 September 2013

New EU law could help stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

Author: Global Witness

A coalition of 59 non-governmental organisations...is calling on the European Commission to pass a strong law to prevent European businesses fuelling conflict and human rights abuses through their purchases of natural resources, such as tin, gold and...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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1 September 2013

MTN: We would never breach human rights

Author: Rich Mkhondo, MTN Spokesperson, in Business Day (So. Africa)

MTN is acutely aware of the human rights and privacy dimensions that impact any telecoms company...[What] commentators conveniently disregard is that…the conditions of mobile licences granted by regulators in every country…allow governments to request...

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1 September 2013
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Author: Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos de la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú – IDEHPUCP, "Socios Perú, Centro de Colaboración cívica" y Embajada de Suiza en Perú

El presente informe tiene como objeto realizar un diagnóstico nacional sobre la situación de la seguridad y el respeto a los derechos humanos, orientado…al análisis…en el sector extractivo…teniendo como eje central las directivas señaladas por los...

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25 August 2013

MTN strives to balance respect for human rights with regulators' increased demands for customer information

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