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Event
29 September 2015

The Role of Public-Private-People-Partnerships in Building the Resilience of Vulnerable Communities

15:30 | 29 September | New York

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Blog post
22 July 2015

Get real or we'll get nothing: Reflections on the First Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on a Business and Human Rights Treaty

Author: John G. Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

If there is to be any hope of further international legalization in the business and human rights domain, civil society needs to help by advancing workable proposals that states cannot ignore.

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Article
23 June 2015
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Author: Différentes organisations (voir la liste complète ci-dessous)

…Les recettes fiscales sont le moyen le plus important, le plus fiable et le plus durable d’allouer à la promotion des droits humains des ressources suffisantes, équitables et soumises à une reddition des comptes…L’imposition joue également un rôle...

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Blog post
27 May 2015

Construction firms in Qatar: Only a handful make serious efforts to improve conditions for migrant workers

Author: Annabel Short and Farah Ismail, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contacted 24 construction firms operating in Qatar with questions about their policies and practices on working conditions. A few provided detailed responses, demonstrating that transparency on this important subject is possible. So far, too many have remained silent.

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30 March 2015

NGOs' complaint against Holcim to Swiss National Contact Point

Author: ELSAM, Fransiscans International, Sitas Desa, Aryo Blitar Farmers Association, TuK Indonesia, Consortium of Agrarian Reform, AURIGA

"Holcim Ltd Must Be Responsible for the Acquisition of the Rights to Cultivate of the People of Ringinrejo", 19 March 2015...

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Blog post
28 November 2014

3rd Annual Forum: The Power of Three?

Author: Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

A look back at the year's business and human rights developments and their significance for the third UN Forum

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Article
26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy over...

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Article
1 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - Business and Human Rights in Eastern Africa: A Regional Briefing Paper [full paper]

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Recent years have brought a boom in investment to Eastern Africa, fuelled in large part by new oil and other mineral finds, and demands for biofuels and other agricultural products. There is potential for these investments to help to fulfil economic...

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Article
16 October 2013

East Africa Oil Discoveries Breed Challenges

Author: David Arnold, Voice of America

Significant oil reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya in recent years. However before Kenyans and Ugandans can benefit from the discoveries infrastructure challenges, political issues and special interests must be overcome say experts.....

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Article
19 July 2013

Perspectives – Political Analysis and Commentary from Asia

Author: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Perspectives Asia is a publication series of the Asia Desk of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung published in cooperation with the offices of the foundation in Asia...In this first issue, our authors report on conflicts and the implications of large-scale...

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