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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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18 September 2015

Canada: Intl. non-binding norms are setting standard for claims against companies operating overseas

Author: John Kloosterman, Sari Springer, Trent Sutton & Lavanga Wijekoon, Littler, on JD Supra

“In Canada, Foreign Workers Seek to Use International Norms as the Standard of Care in Negligence Claims Against Multinationals Operating Overseas”, 16 Sep 2015...

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17 September 2015

14th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

Linked below are the background and final papers of the 14th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights held from 18 to 20 November 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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24 August 2015

Commentary on the state of business & human rights at Organization of American States

Author: Paloma Muñoz Quick, Danish Institute for Human Rights

...As noted by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, civil society organization often work under difficult circumstances, and too often are subjected to violence in response to their efforts to protect human rights against corporate activities...

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24 July 2015

Ghana: Govt. convenes multi-stakeholder workshop to formulate national action plan for implementation of Voluntary Principles

Author: GhanaWeb

'Ghana to implement Voluntary Princples', 24 Jul 2015:...Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said [Ghana’s] government…adopted…the Voluntary Principles (VPs)…designed to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of...

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23 July 2015

A report by SOMO & Green Advocates sheds light on the negative human rights impacts of companies with Liberian operations

A report by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and Green Advocates entitled ‘Liberia Back in Business?' raises concerns regarding the human rights impacts of several companies with Liberian operations. The most serious of these c...

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6 July 2015

Toolkit for addressing security & human rights challenges in complex environments

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the second edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit....

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