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Author: Liam Barrington-Bush & Jen Wilton, TheTyee.ca (Canada)
From Papua New Guinea to Guatemala, mining ventures directly or indirectly financed and owned by companies registered in Canada have been associated with controversy in the communities in which they operate. Business-friendly laws have made Canada the...
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Author: Jenny Vaughan, AFP
...Bisha mine [60 % owned by Nevsun Resources]...is Eritrea's first major international investment, and one that promises enormous profit...Despite criticism by rights groups -- who say large scale mining props up a hardline regime accused of a raft...
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Author: Christopher Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch
[C]ompany human rights practices are shaped by self-created policies, voluntary initiatives, and unenforceable "commitments"...[T]he...Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...underscore the failures of the current approach to business and...
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Author: Michelle Zilio, iPOLITICS [Canada]
A Canadian mining company [has] defended its activities in Eritrea — a nation dubbed the “North Korea of Africa” by some — at a Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights meeting...Cliff Davis, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Nevsun...
Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
2011 was a difficult and often dangerous year for workers throughout the world, with those who dared stand up for their trade union rights facing dismissal, arrest, imprisonment and even death. That in essence is the picture that emerges from the...
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Author: US Dept. of Labor
This report contains information on the worst forms of child labor and efforts to eliminate this exploitation in 125 independent countries and a summary report on 19 nonindependent countries and territories...The report focuses exclusively on the worst...
Author: Geoffrey York, CTV News [Canada]
[T]he…rebellions in Egypt and Tunisia… – and, a few days after the convention, in Libya – have shown the risks of relying on autocracy. Two of Canada’s biggest companies, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc., suddenly found their reputations...
[PDF] Private Sector Development in Conflict-Affected Environments - Key Resources for Practitioners
Author: Lisa Curtis, Peter Davis, Canan Gündüz, Andrew Ockenden, Thomas Pedrick, Tony Vaux, Joost Van Der Zwan - The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
...The aim of this publication is to help PSD [Private Sector Development] practitioners to make better and timelier interventions in conflict affected environments (CAEs)...a peaceful society is one where there is sustained, durable stability and...
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Author: U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor