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18 March 2016

Annex III: Intl. commitments to human rights & sustainable development

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Annex III: Recent International Commitments Relating to Human Rights and Sustainable Development," 15 Mar 2016...

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1 February 2016

The Meaning of Land in Myanmar: a primer by Transnational Institute

Author: Transnational Institute

…Today many inhabitants of rural communities in Myanmar live under threat of losing their lands in a battle for resources spurred by ethnic conflict, exploitative land laws, and powerful economic actors. The existence of a legal right to the land does...

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21 December 2015

African civil society groups call for revisions to World Bank Environmental & Social Framework that robustly protects human rights

Civil society groups working with communities affected by World Bank-financed projects have called for a revision to the World Bank Environmental & Social Framework that ensures they uphold and ensure respect for human rights. They specifically...

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16 December 2015

ABN AMRO Bank publishes guidance on human rights in its supply chain

Author: ABN AMRO

“ABN AMRO and Human Rights”, 1 Dec 2015...

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15 December 2015
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Author: Boubacar Diallo, Africaguinee.com (Guinée)

"Guinée : Rio Tinto célèbre la journée mondiale des Droits de l’Homme…", 11 décembre 2015 ...

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23 September 2015

Nauru: Human rights group says that Transfield Services could be liable for failing to disclose abuses at detention centres; company denies claims

Author: Paul Farrell, Guardian (UK)

“Transfield could face legal action over Nauru and Manus abuses, group warns”, 20 Sep 2015...

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6 August 2015

ISHR & partners launched a Briefing Paper on the situation of Human Rights Defenders in Niger

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29 July 2015

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Environment says States are obliged to protect the environment under human rights law from harms caused by private actors

Author: John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & the Environment

“Greening human rights”, 14 Jul 2015...

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1 July 2015

Liberia: US Department of state report finds that workplace discrimination persists despite legal prohibitions

Author: New Republic (Liberia)

'Discrimination at work places', 1 Jul 2015: The US Department of State[‘s] latest Human Rights and Labor reports on Liberia have revealed that discrimination in work places is still taking place in the country despite it being a signatory to the...

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17 June 2015

Treaty on business & human rights is a legal necessity, says researcher

Author: Si Chen, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

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