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22 May 2013

Shareholders Pressure McDonald's to Report Human Rights Impacts

Author: Margaret Jungk, UN Working Group on business and human rights, in Huffington Post Blog

On May 23, McDonald's shareholders will vote on a resolution requesting that the company identify and publicly report its human rights impacts. The resolution...requests that McDonald's performs...'human rights due diligence' in their operations, and...

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15 May 2013

The Global Lawyer: Kiobel's Continental Cousins

Author: Michael D. Goldhaber, Litigation Daily [USA]

On the first day of spring…I told a European audience in Paris why the law of U.S. corporate alien tort was about to wither. I expected to hear at the conference…about civil actions for corporate accountability taking root on the Continent. But I soon...

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14 May 2013

Prosecutor Dismisses War Crimes Case against Riwal [Israel & Palestine]

Author: Al-Haq

Today, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced the decision to dismiss the case against Lima Holding B.V., Riwal's parent company, for involvement in Israeli war crimes...According to the complaint, filed in 2010 in the Netherlands by Advocate Liesbeth...

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13 May 2013

[PDF] Statement by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights concerning shareholder resolutions requiring companies to perform human rights due diligence

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

[Recent] shareholder resolutions [encouraging companies to identify & address human rights impacts] represent a growing acknowledgement among investors that business responsibilities extend beyond short-term profits, and that social issues can...

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9 April 2013
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Author: Olivier Razemon, Echos judiciaires [France]

Dans les conflits armés…[l]es entreprises qui fournissent armes, moyens de communication, transport, carburant ou matériaux de construction, peuvent également être mises en cause. Les « codes de conduites » et autres « chartes éthiques » des...

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4 February 2013

The Caterpillar Foundation Launches $3 Million Partnership To Impact Education, Gender Equity In Latin America, Caribbean

Author: The Caterpillar Foundation

The Resource Foundation (TRF) and the Caterpillar Foundation announce a $3 million partnership to reach more than 11,000 children in Latin America and the Caribbean over three years, beginning in January 2013. Through a regional strategy targeting...

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Company non-response
19 December 2012

Caterpillar did not respond to: Global Witness issues new call for more companies to clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit.

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Company non-response
21 November 2012

Kennametal did not respond to: Global Witness issues new call for more companies to clarify positions on conflict minerals lawsuit.

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Rights Business, ‘Human rights integration across business operations of the top 50 companies in Sri Lanka: a preliminary scan’ (2012) [Sri lanka]

Author: Priyanga Hettiarachi, RightsBusiness

…[R]eport examines the state of play amongst Sri Lanka’s top 50 publicly listed companies in integrating human rights across their business operations. It finds…Approximately one third of these top 50 companies are taking steps to do so. That is, at...

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27 June 2012

Caterpillar pulled from social indexes

Author: Blake Sobczak, Associated Press

[I]nvestment firm [MSCI]…removed Caterpillar…from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, citing concerns about the Israeli military's use of company bulldozers in the Palestinian territories. The decision…was...

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