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Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions
Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative
Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...
Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business
Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)
"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...
E. Africa: Human Rights Impact Assessment highlights importance of country-specific due diligence to protect human rights of coffee sector workers
Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business
"Human Rights Impact Assessment: A report about the East African coffee sector in: Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi"...
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Author: Peter von Hartlieb-Wallthor (EnergieAgentur NRW), Dr. Herwig Marbler (DERA)
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Author: UNOG Information Services, OHCHR (Switzerland)
"Report highlights rising reprisals against human rights defenders cooperating with the UN", 20 Sep 2017...
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Author: Allen & Overy (UK)
"Supporting African advisers on responsible business: A&O and A4ID partner with the East Africa Law Society to deliver workshops for African lawyers on business and human rights"...
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East Africa: Initiative to phase out use of mercury in artisanal mining will reduce health & environmental hazards
Author: Kennedy Senelwa, The EastAfrican (Kenya)
"East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining"...
An upcoming publication highlights the difficulty for business to operate responsibly in complex and crisis-conflict contexts
Author: Katinka Van Cranenburgh, Linkedin.com
"Business responsibilities in times of war and peace: the case of Heineken in Central Africa", 24 March 20174...
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2016 - Assembly & association rights take centre stage despite shrinking civic space, reports UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of association
Author: Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
...Despite its myriad troubles, 2016 was also a year where people came out in nearly unprecedented numbers in an attempt to address our problems – through organizing in their communities, through protest, through political engagement, through labor...
African govts. increasingly censoring Internet with shutdowns - NGO says telecom firms can be allies to open Internet
Author: Lungelo Shezi, htxt.africa (South Africa)
The siege on internet freedom: How African governments are tightening their grips, 31 Jan. 2017...