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11 October 2017

Supreme Court Must Recognize that with Power, Comes Responsibility

Author: Amol Mehra, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will have to decide whether corporations, which have a number of rights, also have responsibilities. On October 11, 2017, SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC. The case...

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Article
10 October 2017

Jesner v. Arab Bank: The Supreme Court Should Not Miss the Opportunity to Clarify the “Touch and Concern” Test

Author: John Bellinger & Andy Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, on Lawfare Blog (USA)

In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) is presumed not to apply to conduct on the territory of another country unless the plaintiff’s claims “touch and concern” the United States with sufficient...

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Article
28 September 2017

A Landmark Standard for LGBTI Rights

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

"A Landmark Standard for LGBTI Rights," 26 September 2017...

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Article
19 September 2017

UN Expert on promotion of democratic & equitable intl. order urges World Bank to consider human rights in financing mega-projects

Author: Alfred de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

“UN expert urges World Bank to amend its constitution to effectively advance human rights” - 14 September 2017...

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Blog post
11 July 2017

G20 and Modern Slavery: What next?

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

A strange but useful unity emerges to eliminate child labour and modern slavery.

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Article
29 June 2017

Top global banks lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

Some of the world's top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders [by Rainforest Action Network, Banktrack, Sierra Club, Oilchange International.]...The...

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Report
5 June 2017

HRW says FIFA’s delay of decision on Israeli settlement clubs is a violation of its human rights commitments

Author: Human Rights Watch

FIFA: Delay of Israeli Settlement Club Decision Sets Back Reform, 11 May 2017...

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Blog post
24 May 2017

AIIB should strive to decarbonize energy supply system & demonstrate its leadership as a risk transformer

Author: Wawa Wang, Bankwatch

Will AIIB's new energy sector strategy uphold it's "clean and green" mandate?

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Article
23 May 2017

AIIB should strive to decarbonize energy supply system & demonstrate its leadership as a risk transformer

Author: Wawa Wang, Bankwatch

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is due to finalise its energy sector strategy before its annual meeting at Jeju, South Korea in June. With vested interests in the coal sector placing continued pressure on the Bank to sustain their...

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Story
8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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