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10 June 2019

Oil at the heart of diplomatic feud between Kenya and Somalia

Author: Fred Oluoch, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Defiant Somalia puts contested oil block territory up for auction"...

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30 May 2019

Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs, according to 2019 Child Labour Index

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains... [O]ur latest annual Child Labour Index... shows that...

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23 April 2019

Editorial: Why lack of proper regulatory framework could make Somalia’s oil a curse

Author: Rasna Warah, The Elephant(Kenya)

"Adding Fuel to Fire: Why Somalia’s Oil Could Prove to Be a Curse"...

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11 February 2019

Somalia: Local fishing communities say deal between govt. & Chinese Overseas Fisheries Association will compromise their livelihood

Author: Laura Angela Bagnetto, Radia France International

"Somalia: Chinese deal angers fishing communities, sparks concerns over sovereignty and piracy"...

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18 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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27 August 2018

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... ...

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5 January 2018

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...

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11 December 2017

USA court dismisses lawsuit alleging Dahabshiil's complicity in Somali activist's killing by terrorist group

Author: Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune (USA)

"Lawsuit by son of slain Somali activist against money transfer business is thrown out"...

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13 November 2017

Commentary: 2017 UN Climate Change Conference should focus on adverse effects of climate change on children

Author: Alice Thomas, Refugees International, OpenGlobalRights

“Climate change talks must focus on the most vulnerable: the world’s children”, 1 Nov 2017...

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21 August 2017

Investigation finds luxury yachts are used to smuggle migrants into EU; 8 Ukrainian smugglers arrested in Italy

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