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18 June 2014

[PDF] Forgotten in the Scramble for Lamu: A Position Paper in the Case of the Aweer and The Fisherfolk [Kenya]

Author: Kenya Human Rights Commission

This position paper seeks to establish international legal and policy framework for best standards and practice in the implementation of the LAPSSET Project. It raises concerns on the Project being administered in a manner that will relegate host...

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Company response
17 June 2014

Glencore response to Key Findings and Questions, presented by Bread for All, the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund and RAID [Democratic Republic of Congo]

Author: Glencore

Glencore welcomes the opportunity...[to provide] [t]his response [which] forms part of an ongoing dialogue...In...2013, Bread for All and RAID...tour[ed] our operations in the DRC...[and met] with...management...at...KCC and MUMI. At no point was any...

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Article
4 June 2014

[PDF] Human rights policy

Author: Tahoe Resources

Purpose: To state and reinforce Tahoe Resources' policy regarding the protection of Human Rights and provide guidelines for the implementation and enforcement of this Policy...Respect for Human Rights within the spheres of its activity and influence...

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Article
18 May 2014

Laos: EU must seek progress on key human rights issues

Author: FIDH & Lao Movement for Human Rights

FIDH and...the Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR)…[released] a briefing paper titled “Laos: The government’s failure to reform and address serious human rights issues call for EU action”…ahead of the 5th Laos-EU Working Group on Human Rights and...

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Article
6 May 2014

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Tampakan Copper-Gold Project, Mindanao, Philippines

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Currently at its exploration stage, the Tampakan copper and gold mine has the potential to be the largest open-pit mine in the Philippines and one of the largest of its kind in the world…MISEREOR and Fastenopfer in collaboration with Bread for All,...

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Report
1 April 2014

So. African legal centre develops community engagement policy to 'facilitate meaningful representation, mitigate power imbalances'

Author: Centre for Applied Legal Studies

'Community Engagement Policy by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies', April 2014: A…distinct hallmark of the work…of…lawyers in the human rights sector is that much of it…[is] in partnership with, and on behalf of…communities...[E]xisting...

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Article
1 April 2014

[PDF] Unfair Play! Labour Relations at Hyundai [So. Korea]

Author: IndustriAll Global Union

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Hyundai Motor Group to respond. The company did not respond] Hyundai remains a relic from the times of dictatorship that...controlled South Korea up to 1987...The management structure is autocratic...

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Article
12 March 2014

[PDF] The Human Rights Obligations of Business: Reimagining the Treaty Business

Author: Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong

In view of the four decades of experimentation with voluntary initiatives, there is a legitimate scepticism about the efficacy of any new avatars of voluntary initiatives, including the GPs. The limitations of municipal measures in regulating...

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Article
1 March 2014

Human rights [section of 2013 sustainability report]

Author: BP

Our operations can bring about major changes to societies and communities, which can have significant impacts – both positive and negative – on people’s lives BP is committed to respecting internationally-recognized human rights, as set out in the...

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Article
14 February 2014

All Human Rights are interdependent – but which are the most likely source of risk to Business in the oil sector?

Author: Jim Wright, Goxi

Human Rights together are considered: universal, inalienable, indivisible and interdependent – they cannot be considered in isolation...[W]hich human rights are most likely to be a source of reputational and financial risk for businesses working in...

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