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7 January 2019

Rwanda: Coffee and tea market open to Chinese companies and investors for local farmers' benefit

Author: Michel Nkurunziza, Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

"Rwanda: Chinese Envoy Pledges Market for Rwanda's Coffee,Tea", 3 January 2019...

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17 December 2018

Trump Organization plots return to Dominican Republic, sparking ethics concerns

Author: Matthew Mosk, Kyra Phillips, Alex Hosenball, Kaitlyn Folmer & Brian Epstein, ABC News

When the Trump Organization left the Dominican Republic after the economy crashed ten years ago, their plans for dozens of luxury estates in a Trump-branded development appeared to leave with them... Now, there are signs the Trump brand may be...

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29 November 2018

El Salvador: Joint letter requests Global Brands Group pay severance owed to workers after garment factory closure

Author: Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Global Monitor & Workers Empowerment

"Joint Letter: Labour Right violations undertaken by Global Brands Group's sourcing partner in El Salvador", 29 November 2018...

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18 October 2018

Clever Complementarities: What the OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project Adds to the Treaty Discussions

Author: Margaret G. Wachenfeld, Themis Research & Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Human Rights and Business

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27 August 2018

Jordan: Refugee women in agriculture report precarious working conditions, low pay, and harassment

Author: Daniela Sala, Al-Monitor

"Syrian women face heat, harassment while picking Jordan's crops", 9 August 2018...

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4 August 2018

'Is this exploitation?' - pay for workers with disabilities a 'real minefield' for government

Author: TVNZ

27 July 2018...

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19 June 2018

US defense contractors profit from child detention—and you might, too

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz

General Dynamics is one of the largest defense contractors in the country... It is also caring for the detained migrant children that the US government has separated from their parents...  Since 2000, it has worked for the Department of Health and...

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23 April 2018

The OECD complaint mechanism: remedy or complicity?

Author: Claudia Müller-Hoff, Senior Legal Advisor, Business & Human Rights Programme, ECCHR

Wind farm projects located on Union Hidalgo lands, in Oaxaca, Mexico, have shrunk both civil society and territorial space. The lack of prior consultation, with relation to the French EDF’s recent wind developments, led local peoples to file an OECD complaint. Can this mechanism help resolve conflict, or will it remain complicit in the shrinking of civil society space?

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28 March 2018

Oxec S.A. lawsuit (re consultation for hydroelectric plants, Guatemala)

Para la versión en español de este perfil de las demandas judiciales, haga clic acá. In December 2015, Bernardo Caal Xól filed a complaint on behalf of indigenous community Q´Eqchi against the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM).  The complaint, filed...

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27 February 2018

Poland: Interview on responsible financing by Director of CSR Department, BNP Paribas

Author: Anna Migdalska, Rzeczpospolita

In this interview Malgorzata Zdzienicka-Grabarz, the director of CSR Department, explains how BGZ BNP Paribas Bank activities are associated with corporate social responsibility, why responsible financing is key for a bank and how it works in practice....

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