Recent NGO reports

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Mar 2011

- Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition: Directors, Human Rights & The Companies Act: Is the new law any different?, March 2011

- Ethical Consumer Research Association: [PDF] Coffee Shops, March 2011

- SOMO and Wise (The Netherlands): Radioactive Revenues Financial Flows between Uranium Mining Companies and African Governments, March 2011

- AngloGold Ashanti and Rio Tinto commented on the Report

Feb 2011

- China Labour Bulletin: [PDF]Hired on SufferanceChina’s Migrant Workers in Singapore, February 2011

- Institute for Human Rights and Business: [PDF] Migrant Labour in the Apparel Sector in Mauritius, February 2011

- Amazon Watch: [PDF] The Right to Decide, February 2011

- Human Rights Watch: Gold’s Costly Dividend: Human Rights Impacts of Papua New Guinea’s Porgera Gold Mine, 1 February 2011

- [Español] Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (Argentina): Impacto en Glaciares de Roca y Ambientes Periglacial de los Proyectos Mineros Filo Colorado (Xstrata) y Agua Rica (Yamana Gold), febrero 2011

Jan 2011

- Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights and Mujeres Transformando/Women Transforming (El Salvador): Women Paid Just Eight Cents For Each $25 NFL Shirt They Sew At Ocean Sky Sweatshop In El Salvador, January 2011

- LAOGAI Research Foundation: Building on the Backs of Prisoners: Examining the Imports of a Canadian Construction Company, January 2011

-responses by Inland Screw Piling, Xinxiang Zhongke Mining, LRF

- [Español] Indepaz (Colombia): [PDF] Informe sobre el rol de las empresas petroleras en el conflicto armado y los derechos humanos, enero 2011

- International Labor Rights Forum: Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2010 for the Right to Associate, January 2011

- Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights (USA) and Mujeres Transformando (El Salvador): Women Paid Just Eight Cents For Each $25 NFL Shirt They Sew At Ocean Sky Sweatshop In El Salvador, 24 January 2011

Dec 2010

- CEDHU (Ecuador) and FIDH: [PDF] Large-scale mining in Ecuador and human rights abuses, December 2010

- [Español] CEDHU (Ecuador) and FIDH: [PDF] Intervención minera a gran escala en Ecuador y vulneración de derechos humanos, diciembre 2011

- China Railway Construction, part owner of Corriente Resources parent company, response

- SCIAF: "Lines in the Sand Lessons in Corporate Accountability from the Barmer to Salaya Pipeline", December 2010

- Earth Rights: Broken Ethics: The Norwegian Government’s Investments in Oil and Gas Companies Operating in Burma (Myanmar), December 2010

- Enough project: Getting to Conflict-Free: Assessing Corporate Action on Conflict Minerals, December 2010

- ECOS: [PDF] Post-referendum Arrangements for Sudan's Oil Indutry, 1 December 2010

Nov 2010 

- CETIM: [PDF] Mercenaries, Mercenarism and Human Rights, November 2010

- ActionAid: [PDF] Calling Time - Why Sabmiller should stop dodging taxes in Africa, November 2010

- Oxfam: [PDF] Better returns in a better world - Responsible investment: Overcoming the barriers and seeing the return, November 2010

Oct 2010

- Enough Project: [PDF] Congo's Enough Moment: The Case for Conflict Minerals Certification and Army Reform, October 2010

- Environmental Law & Policy Center: [PDF]Midwest Generation's "Unpaid Health Bills": The Hidden Public Costs of Soot and Smog from the Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants in Chicago, October 2010

- Finnwatch, Swedwatch: [PDF] Voices from the inside - Local views on mining reform in Eastern DR Congo, October 2010

- Global Witness: [PDF] International Thief Thief: How British Banks Are Complicit in Nigerian Corruption, October 2010

- Rights and Resources International (RRI), Rural Development Institute (RDI): [PDF] A Case Study on Large-Scale Forestland Acquisition in China - The Stora Enso Plantation Project in Hepu County, Guangxi Province, October 2010
-Stora Enso response

- Terra de Direitos: [PDF] Transnational Corporations on the Defendant's Seat, October 2010

- [Español] Terra de Direitos: [PDF] Empresas Transnacionales en el Banco de los Acusados, October 2010

Sept 2010

- Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Chidren & Samata: [PDF] Contesting Women's Right's Within the Political Economy of Mining in India, September 2010

- Environmental Justice Foundation: All at Sea - The abuse of human rights aboard illegal fishing vessels, September 2010

- Human Rights First: [PDF] State of Affairs: Three years after Nisoor Square, September 2010 

- Human Rights Watch: A Strange Case - Violations of Workers' Freedom of Assocation in the United States by European Multinational Corporations, 02 September 2010

- Progressio, Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales/Peruvian Centre for Social Studies (CEPES), Water Witness International: [PDF] Drop by drop: Understanding the impacts of the UK's water footprint through a case study of Peruvian asparagus, September 2010

- SOMO, [PDF] Investing Responsibly: A Financial Puzzle - The Limited Scope of Financial Asset Management, September 2010

Aug 2010

- Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Beagle: Green Choice Consumers Urge the IT Brands to Break their Silence: Investigative Report on IT Industry Heavy Metal Pollution, Phase III, 11 August 2010
- Ericsson, LG Electronics, Nokia, Singtel, Sony response

- Human Rights Watch: An Uncertain Future - Oil Contracts and Stalled Reform in São Tomé e Príncipe, 24 August 2010

July 2010

- Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms, 7 July 2010

- [Français] Fédération internationale des ligues de droits de l'homme (FIDH): Enterprise et Droits de l'Homme: Un guide sue les recours existants à l'intention des victimes  et ONGs, 7 juillet 2010

- Human Rights Watch: "Hellish Work" - Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan, July 2010
- Philip Morris response

- Global Witness: [PDF] A guide for companies: Do no harm: Excluding conflict minerals from the supply chain, July 2010

June 2010

- Global Witness: Return of the blood diamond: how the crisis in Zimbabwe is undermining international efforts to eradicate conflict diamonds, 14 June 2010

- European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS): UNPAID DEBT: The Legacy of Lundin, Petronas and OMV in Sudan, 1997-2003, 8 June 2010
- Lundin, OMV, Petronas response

- Partnership Africa Canada: [PDF] Diamonds and Clubs - The Militarized Control of Diamonds and Power in Zimbabwe, 01 June 2010

- Oxfam Australia: [PDF] Guide to Free Prior and Informed Consent, June 2010

- Fafo, Amnesty Intl. & Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre: [PDF] Overcoming Obstacles to Justice: Improving Access to Judicial Remedies for Business Involvement in Grave Human Rights Abuses, June 2010

- Intl. Commission of Jurists: [PDF] Access to Justice: Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations - Poland, June 2010

- Intl. Commission of Jurists:[PDF] Access to Justice: Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations - South Africa, June 2010

- [Español] Comisión Internacional de Juristas: [PDF] Acceso a la Justicia: Casos de Abusos de Derechos Humanos por Parte de Empresa - Colombia, junio 2010

- [Español] Centro Ecuatoriano de Derecho Ambiental (CEDA): [PDF] Amazonía: retos en la aplicación del Derecho Penal Ambiental, junio 2010

- Institute for Human Rights and Business: [PDF] The “State of Play” of Human Rights Due Diligence: Anticipating the Next Five Years, June 2010

- Institute for Human Rights and Business: [PDF] The UN Global Compact and human rights: Developing a vision for 2020 (draft), June 2010

- Rights & Democracy: [PDF] Bilateral Investment Treaties and Land Reform in Southern Africa, June 2010

- SOMO and RAID: [PDF] Assessing the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to responsible business conduct, June 2010

- SOMO:[PDF] European Works Councils and Corporate Social Responsibility in the European Energy Sector, June 2010

- Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC): [PDF] Revenue Transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger delta? - Potential and Reality of NEITI, June 2010

May 2010

- Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): [PDF] EU member states under the spotlight: Incorporating human rights into investment strategies: 2010 non-financial rating of the 27 EU Member States, 10 May 2010

- [Français] Fédération internationale des ligues de droits de l'homme (FIDH):[PDF] Les États membres de l’UE sous surveillance: Inclure les droits de l’Homme dans les stratégies d’investissement : évaluation extra-financière 2010 des 27 Etats membres de l’UE, 10 mai 2010

- Human Rights Watch: [PDF] Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture, 05 May 2010

- Danwatch: The Curse of Coal, May 2010
- Cerrejon, CMC, Vattenfall response

Apr 2010

- CORE Coalition: [PDF] The Reporting of Non-financial Information in Annual Reports by the FTSE100, 28 April 2010

- Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Green Beagle: The IT industry Has a Critical Duty to Prevent Heavy Metal Pollution, 24 April 2010
- Apple, Ericsson, LG Electronics, Philips, Vodafone, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), Motorola, Singtel, IBM, Canon response

- Bretton Woods Project:[PDF] Fuelling contradictions: The World Bank’s energy lending and climate change, 19 April 2010

- Earthrights Intl.: [PDF] Stakeholder Submission on United States Obligations to Respect, Protect and Remedy Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities, 19 April 2010

- Earthrights Intl.: [PDF] Universal Periodic Review – United States of America Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 19 April 2010

- Oxfam Hong Kong: [PDF] Corporate Social Responsibility Survey of Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies 2009, 16 April 2010

- Danish Institute of Human Rights: [PDF] Values Added: The Challenge of Integrating Human Rights into the Financial Sector, 16 April 2010

- Human Rights Watch: [PDF] Transparency and Accountability in Angola: An update, 14 April 2010

- National Labour Committee: China's Youth Meets Microsoft, 13 April 2010
- Microsoft Response, KYE Systems Response

- Human Rights Watch: Transparency and Accountability in Angola: An update, 13 April 2010

- [Français] Sherpa: [Ebook] Les Entreprises Transnationales et leur Responsabilité Sociétale, 07 avril 2010

- Oxfam Australia: [PDF] Community-Company Grievance Resolution: A Guide for the Australian Mining Industry, 01 April 2010

- Danwatch: Unrestrained Consumption - On Africa's Expense, April 2010
-  Gold Fields, AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont response

Mar 2010

- Pew Centre on Global Climate Change:[PDF] From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency, 31 Mar 2010

- Greenpeace International: [PDF] Make IT Green: Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change, 30 Mar 2010

- [Español] Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente, AIDA: AIDA presenta informe: Grandes Represas en América ¿Peor el remedio que la enfermedad?, 19 marzo 2010

- Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA): [PDF] Large Dams in the Americas: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? - Principal consequences for the environment and human rights and possible alternatives, 17 Mar 2010

- Survival International: [PDF] Violations Of The Rights Of the Guarani of Mato Grosso Do Sul State, Brazil, 02 Mar 2010

- Amnesty International: [PDF] Trapped: The Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Malaysia, Mar 2010

- Consumers International: [PDF] Checked Out - Are European supermarkets living up to their responsibilities for labour conditions in the developing world?, Mar 2010

- [Français] Consumers International: [PDF] Les supermarchés européens au banc d’essai: Sont-ils à la hauteur de leurs responsabilités en matière de conditions de travail dans le monde en développement?, mars 2010

- [Español] Consumers International: [PDF] Hora de pasar por caja ¿Están los supermercados europeos a la altura de su responsabilidad respecto de las condiciones laborales de los países en vías de desarrollo?, Marzo 2010

Feb 2010

- Asia Water Project: Water in China: Issues for Responsible Investors, 25 Feb 2010

- Danish Institute for Human Rights: Decision Map: Doing Business in High-Risk Human Rights Environments, 18 Feb 2010

- Amnesty International: The repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar, 16 Feb 2010

- Institute for Human Rights & Business:  Moving Ahead Together: Evaluation of Business and Human Rights workshops within the Sino-Swiss Human Rights Dialogue, 15 Feb 2010

- Earthworks: [PDF] "Tarnished Gold: Assessing the jewelry industry’s progress on ethical sourcing of metals", 10 Feb 2010

- Amnesty International: [PDF] "Don't mine us out of existence" , 09 Feb 2010
- Vedanta response

- Amnesty International: [PDF] “Undermining Rights: Forced evictions and police brutality around the Porgera gold mine” , 02 Feb 2010
- Barrick Response

- Somo: [PDF] "Rough Cut: Sustainability Issues in the Coloured Gemstone Industry", Feb 2010

- Platform, Civil Society Coalition on Oil in Uganda: [PDF] Contracts Curse: Uganda’s oil agreements place profit before people, Feb 2010
- Heritage Oil Response

- Oxfam Intl.: Better Jobs in better supply chains, February 2010

Jan 2010

- Global Witness: [PDF] Lessons UNlearned: How the UN and Member States must do more to end natural resource-fuelled conflicts, 27 Jan 2010

- ActionAid: Meals per gallon: The impact of industrial biofuels on people and global hunger, 25 Jan 2010

- Bench Marks Foundation, Cadre de Concertation, CAFOD: [PDF] Golden Opportunity or False Hope? [Dem. Rep. of Congo] , 25 Jan 2010

- King Khalid Foundation, SAGIA, and AccountAbility (Saudi Arabia): "The Saudi Responsible Competitiveness Index and the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award 2010", 25 Jan 2010

- Stonewall (UK): "Stonewall top 100 Employers 2010: The Workplace Equality Index", 13 Jan 2010

- Human Rights Watch:"Unkept Promise: Failure to End Military Business Activity in Indonesia", 11 Jan 2010

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