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14 April 2016
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Author: DCAF-CICR

“Respondiendo a los Desafíos de Seguridad y Derechos Humanos en Entornos Complejos – Guía Práctica, Segunda Edición”...

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1 April 2016

U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper delivers statement to Human Rights Council on national efforts to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Ambassador Keith Harper (USA)

"Ambassador Harper: Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", 21 Mar 2016...

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22 March 2016

Can a business ever source responsibly from a war zone?

Author: Annie Kelly, Guardian

When Harpreet Kaur, senior south Asia researcher at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, arrived in Sri Lanka...the country was just emerging from decades of brutal civil conflict....“In a country like Sri Lanka, trying to recover from a...

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10 March 2016

[Report] Principles Without Justice: The corporate takeover of human rights

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)

This report offers an in-depth critique of company complaints mechanisms as practised by two extractive industry companies Acacia Mining (formerly African Barrick Gold, ABG) operating in Tanzania and Glencore’s subsidiary, the Kamoto Copper...

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10 March 2016

NGOs Highlight Lack of Corporate Responsibility Because of Flawed Human Rights Guidance, Lack of Oversight in New Report

Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) and MiningWatch Canada have published a joint report, Principles without justice – the corporate takeover of human rights, that offers an in-depth critique of company complaints mechanisms as practised...

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9 March 2016

[Press Release] NGOs Warn: ‘Companies Duck Responsibility for Abuse Because of Flawed Human Rights Guidance, Lack of Independent Oversight’

Author: Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) & MiningWatch Canada

NGOs are calling on the Canadian government to seize the opportunity to correct practices that undermine the prospects of impoverished communities overseas to seek remedy for corporate abuse...Both MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO Rights and...

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25 February 2016

Peruvian community sue Xstrata in UK for alleged responsibility for deaths & injuries of protestors opposing mining activities

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25 January 2016

Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments

Author: Alan Bryden and Lucía Hernández, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

Among the challenges faced by businesses operating in complex environments, security issues can be particularly difficult to address…The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces ...

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3 December 2015

UN Forum Series Blog: Rhetoric of corporate responsibility is not enough: Corporations must walk the walk, not just talk the talk

Author: Katie Redford, EarthRights International

Fundamentally, most corporate managers still believe that human rights compliance is – and should be – strictly voluntary: something to take into account after they’ve made their quarterly earnings projections and have time and money left over for...

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20 October 2015

"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...

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