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13 December 2016

Ecuador to pay $24 million to Canadian mining company for cancelling permit for human rights reasons without due process

Author: Matthew Levine, International Institute for Sustainable Development

"Ecuador ordered by PCA tribunal to pay $24 million to Canadian mining company", 12 Dec 2016...

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22 January 2016

Job posting: Communications Officer [Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner]

This role involves working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment alongside a small team in the Commissioner’s Office. It will involve regular contact with the Commissioner and other senior stakeholders, and the development of working relationships...

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22 March 2013

How to Incorporate Human Rights Obligations in Bilateral Investment Treaties?

Author: Patrick Dumberry & Gabrielle Dumas Aubin, for International Institute for Sustainable Development

This short essay examines...[the] promising option...to impose human rights and other non-investment obligations directly upon corporations in BITs [bilateral investment treaties]...A...promising avenue is for human rights obligations to be expressly...

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26 May 2010

Reports on Suicides at Foxconn [China]

Author: China Daily; Jonna Chou, CSR Asia; ITN News [UK]; Malcolm Moore, Telegraph [UK]; Kathrin Hille and Robin Kwong, Financial Times, and others

Between January and May 2010 there were eleven suicide attempts by workers at Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), resulting in nine deaths and two who survived with serious injuries. NGO advocates, media reports, and academics have alleged that the suicides...

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1 October 2008

An interview with Professor John Ruggie, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Business & Human Rights

Author: Investment Treaty News

ITN: Since becoming the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Business & Human Rights, you and your team have delved into a number of quite specific areas of international investment law, including bilateral investment treaties,...

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