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11 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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Story
1 July 2019

Albania: Activists opposing hydropower plants face consistent harassment from local authorities & companies, says new NGO report; incl. company statement

The report "Communities under Pressure - Findings from Valbona, Albania” by Center for Human Rights alleges that activists and community members who object to proliferation of hydropower plants in Valbona, Albania are facing consistent harassment from...

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Company response
29 July 2019

Gener 2 response to ABA Center for Human Rights' rejoinder

Author: Gener 2

...In its Rejoinder, the Center has directly accused Gener 2 of being dismissive and showing no concerns for the complaints presented. Gener 2 has not dismissed the concerns of the community and it has been working diligently for years with them –with...

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NGO rejoinder
29 July 2019

Rejoinder by American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights to Gener 2

Author: The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights welcomes Gener 2’s engagement with its report, “Communities under Pressure – Findings from Valbona, Albania” and its written commitment to respect human rights, to consult with impacted...

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Report
1 July 2019

Communities under Pressure - Findings from Valbona, Albania

Author: Center for Human Rights, American Bar Association

The Center for Human Rights of the American Bar Association (the Center) investigated reports that activists and community members who objected to the proliferation of hydropower plants (HPPs) in Valbona, Albania were facing consistent harassment from...

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Company response
1 July 2019

Response by Gener 2

Author: Gener 2

The report is inaccurate in its conclusions, as it starts with wrong figures (11 HPPs) and the author has made little or no effort in truly understanding the issues or simply does not understand the problems. The report portrays a community under...

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Company non-response
30 June 2019

Brecani Security did not respond

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Company non-response
30 June 2019

Tplani SHpK did not respond

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Article
17 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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Report
30 January 2018

Democracy Index 2017: new report provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide

Author: The Economist (USA)

"Democracy Index 2017: Free speech under attack", 31 January 2018...

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