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6 March 2019

Weekly Update 6 March: US Supreme Court rules IFC not immune | JPMorgan Chase stop funding private prisons

Our run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements. READ THE FULL UPDATE Archive of past Weekly Updates since 2005 Weekly update sign-up

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6 March 2019

USA: JPMorgan Chase to stop financing private operators of prisons & detention centers

Author: David Henry & Imani Moise, Reuters

"JPMorgan backs away from private prison finance," 5 March 2019...

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28 February 2019

Representative Ocasio-Cortez wants hearing on banks funding immigrant prisons

Author: Max Abelson, Bloomberg

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she wants Wall Street to tell Congress why it’s lending to private prisons that hold undocumented immigrants. "We’re going to hold oversight hearings to make these banks accountable for investing in and making money off of...

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4 February 2019
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27 December 2018

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

USA: Investigation finds credit cards crucial to financing mass shootings; banks say not their responsibility to track gun purchases...

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Company non-response
23 October 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co. did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited JPMorgan Chase & Co. to respond, it did not.

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15 October 2018

Major news organisations and business leaders withdraw from Saudi investment conference over missing journalist

On October 2, 2018, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a once royal advisor turned critic, was murdered by Saudi agents in the consultate. Khashoggi's case prompted a...

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Survey non-response
4 October 2018

JP Morgan Chase did not respond to survey on financing mining projects in southern Africa

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6 September 2018

USA: JP Morgan Chase to pay $19.5 mln. to settle employees' lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

Author: Max Abelson, Bloomberg News (USA)

"JPMorgan Will Pay $24 Million to End Lawsuit From Black Advisers", 4 Sep 2018...

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31 July 2018

Peru: Indigenous groups allege lack of consultation in GeoPark’s oil concession overlapping their lands; with company comments

Author: Amazon Watch

“Indigenous Federation to GeoPark: Peru Project a Big Risk” July 26, 2018...

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