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7 May 2017

New report analyses South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)

[originally published Feb. 2017]...

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1 May 2017

Submission to AIIB on Oman's Duqm Port Commercial Terminal & Operational Zone Development Project

Author: Bank Information Center and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) stipulates that, as part of its due diligence, the Bank is required to determine whether “all key potential environmental and social risks and impacts of the Project have been identified” and whether...

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Company response
28 April 2017

Standard Bank response

Author: Standard Bank (South Africa)

In general, it is a well-balanced report, but we question some of the results and the conclusion. The results based analysis is based on exceptions, rather than the norm. From this, conclusions are then drawn around implementation. This demonstrates a...

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Blog post
27 April 2017

Nationalism, xenophobia and authoritarianism: How should business respond to these rising trends?

Author: Contributions from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Researchers

What role can and should business be taking to combat rapid shrinking of civic spaces and severe encroachment on human rights in international contexts?

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27 April 2017

Course: Business and Human Rights

Author: Contributions from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Researchers

4-5 July | London

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27 March 2017

Opening the vaults. The use of tax havens by Europe’s biggest banks

Author: Oxfam & Fair Finance Guide International

...In Europe, only one sector is required to publicly report its profits and tax on a country-by-country basis – the banking sector, as a result of regulation following the financial crisis...This report showcases research by Oxfam that uses this new...

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3 March 2017

One year without justice: In-depth interview with Laura Zúñiga, COPINH member and daughter of killed human rights defender Berta Cáceres

Author: Karen Hudlet and Ana Zbona, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Feb 2017

In time for the 1st anniversary of the killing of her mother Berta Caceres, the renowned environmental activist, human rights defender of rights of Lenca people, leader of COPINH and known opponent of the Agua Zarca dam in rio Blanco in Honduras, we talk to Laura Zúñiga, a COPINH member and an articulate activist in her own right. She shares her thoughts on the investigation of the murder, on what investors and companies could be doing to prevent and address abuses against human rights defenders, on the proposed law on consultation in Honduras and on how development discourse should change – to protect the defenders and the planet.

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28 February 2017
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Author: Esteban De Gori, Ava Gómez y Bárbara Ester - CELAG

“Empresarialización de la Democracia. Votos, dinero y poder” – 23 de febrero de 2017...

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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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20 February 2017

HSBC tightens standards on lending to the palm oil industry following Greenpeace report on its links to environmental destruction in Indonesia

Author: Emiko Terazono and Martin Arnold, Financial Times

“HSBC tightens standards on lending to palm oil industry”, 20 Feb 2017...

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