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11 September 2018

Collusion & co-optation of legal systems by organised crime & corporate interests among main drivers of killings of defenders, says head of HRD Memorial project

Author: Jim Loughran, HRD Memorial project / Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her', 11 Sep 2018...

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Report
29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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28 August 2018

Nigeria: Local communities accuse Wilmar of land grabbing & pollution associated with palm oil cultivation; co. rejects allegations

Author: Anietie Akpan, The Guardian

"Cross River communities protest, allege land grabbing in Wilmar’s N45b project", 27 August 2018...

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23 August 2018
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21 August 2018

Liberia: EPO provides update on its Human Rights Impact Assessment process

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15 August 2018

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish first annual report; incl. analysis of cocoa supply chain

Author: Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

"Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish annual report with new analysis of cocoa sector", 9 August 2018...

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14 August 2018
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30 July 2018

Report examines community strategies & remedies for land conflicts linked to business activities in India, Indonesia & Myanmar

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24 July 2018

Liberia: Golden Veroleum quits certification body to protest handling of complaint for alleged failure to consult local community

Author: Reuters

"Liberia's biggest palm oil project quits eco-certification scheme"...

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24 July 2018
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Author: CSR News

Weltweit sind im vergangenen Jahr mindestens 207 Umweltaktivisten getötet worden. Es sei das bislang tödlichste Jahr für Umweltschützer, teilte die Nichtregierungsorganisation Global Witness mit... ...

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