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Event
27 April 2017

Course: Business and Human Rights

4-5 July | London

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Blog post
26 February 2017

In-depth interview with Andy Hall: "Companies should help prevent another witch hunt on human rights defenders and civil society"

Author: Bobbie Sta Marta and Ana Zbona, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Feb 2017

Plum Village Zen Buddhist monastery is not where we were expecting to find Andy Hall - an international affairs advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) in Thailand and a well-known human rights defender - when we asked him for an interview. After leaving Thailand because of being harshly prosecuted because of his activism, he retreated to the Zen Buddhist monastery in Southern France where he spent 100 days of his life going inwards, being mindful, his movements limited to 3 temples in the countryside. He says it was hard to leave the country where he spent the last 11 years fighting for migrants’ workers’ rights – but harsh judicial harassment, most importantly by Natural Fruit, a company the abuses of which he was investigating, made it impossible to stay.

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Event
15 September 2015

Law Society Business and Human Rights Programme: Launch of England and Wales outreach series

Author: Bobbie Sta Marta and Ana Zbona, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Feb 2017

18:00-20:00 | 15 September | London

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Story
24 June 2008

Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)

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Article
17 May 2007

Clinton, Cities, Unveil US$5 Bln Buildings Energy Plan

Author: Michelle Nichols & Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Five global banks will raise US$5 billion in loans to make existing buildings up to 50 percent more energy efficient with New York, London, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg among the first 15 cities to take part. Under the plan, unveiled on...

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Article
18 April 2007

Launching the London Mining Network [18 April 2007, School of Oriental and African Studies, London]

Author: Mines & Communities

The London Mining Network (LMN)...is a new alliance of human rights, development and environmental groups. Members include Colombia Solidarity Campaign, The Corner House, Partizans (People Against Rio Tinto and its Subsidiaries), Philippine Indigenous...

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Article
10 February 2004

Dalai Lama's envoy praises gold fields for its ethical stance

Author: Sherilee Bridge, Sunday Times [So. Africa]

If the mine had gone ahead, Sino Gold would have been the first foreign company to mine in Tibet since its invasion. [Sino Gold is owned by Gold Fields, Standard Bank London (part of Standard Bank So. Africa), Colonial First State, Refco, Intl....

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Article
14 July 2003

Carillion plc and Adnams named as large and small company of the year in Business in the Community’s annual ‘Awards for Excellence’ [UK]

Author: Business in the Community

Standard Chartered Bank was presented with the International Award for its Partnership for Africa initiative. [companies receiving awards for their social or environmental contribution included: Carillon, Adnams, Happy Computers, Standard Chartered...

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Lawsuit
15 November 2002

Trafigura lawsuits (re Côte d’Ivoire)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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