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13 December 2019

New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders

Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...

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13 December 2019

New handbook looks at role of human rights impact assessments in addressing adverse impacts of business activities

Author: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

"New Handbook offers insights on how to address the impacts of business activities on human rights", 2 Dec 2019...

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13 December 2019

Defenders at risk: Attacks on human rights and environmental defenders and the responsibility of business

Companies can be linked to attacks against defenders through suppliers, customers or other business partners. Both states and business actors are vital in addressing this risk and in moving towards a systematic protection of, and respect for, defenders...

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13 December 2019

Swedwatch's company survey

The survey found that 10 of the 22 companies claim to include a risk assessment for defenders as part of their due diligence process, and assess limitations on the operating environment for defenders. Another 10 affirmed that they assess these risks “...

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13 December 2019

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gunmaker Remington Arms will go to trial in 2021

Author: Amanda Woods, New York Post

Families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims will soon have their day in court — as the lawsuit they filed against the maker of the assault-style rifle used in the massacre is set to go to trial next year....

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13 December 2019

COP25 delegates should recognize that to protect environment, they need to protect its defenders, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Letta Tayler, Cara Schulte & Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Targeted: Counterterrorism Measures Take Aim at Environmental Activists", 28 Nov 2019...

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13 December 2019

BSR releases human rights review of Facebook's Oversight Board

Author: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Michaela Lee & Joanna Lovatt, BSR

The purpose of our human rights review is to inform the governance and operations of the Oversight Board such that it is consistent with human rights-based approaches, principles, standards, and methodologies... One important challenge [is that while]....

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13 December 2019

Lawyers launch complaint against BP over 'misleading' ad on its commitment to a low carbon future

Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian

"Lawyers lodge complaint over BP's 'misleading' ad campaign’", 4 Dec 2019...

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13 December 2019
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Author: Olivier de Souza, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"RDC : quand la quête de pétrole menace la préservation d’un patrimoine naturel exceptionnel", 13 décembre 2019...

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13 December 2019

Colombia: Country signs Escazú Agreement promoting environmental rights and public participation in environmental decisions

Author: Latin American Post

“Colombia signs the Escazú Agreement”, 13th December 2019...

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