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15 January 2020

Holding Companies to Account: Momentum Builds for Corporate Human Rights Duties

Author: Juliane Kippenberg & Komala Ramachandra, Human Rights Watch

In 2020, you should be watching for... a growing trend of national legislatures requiring companies to live up to their responsibilities to workers, communities, and the environment....

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14 January 2020
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Author: Juliane Kippenberg & Komala Ramachandra, Human Rights Watch

Im Neuen Jahr sollten Sie besonders auf eine wichtige Entwicklung achten: In immer mehr Ländern könnte es nationale Gesetze geben, die die Verantwortung von Unternehmen gegenüber Arbeitern, Gemeinden und der Umwelt einfordern....

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21 November 2019

EU Commission launches new due diligence portal to support responsible sourcing of raw materials

Author: European Commission

"Raw materials: Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses", 20 Nov 2019...

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29 July 2019

New paper on artisanal & small-scale mining: "Addressing Challenges in Global Supply Chains"

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) produce a wide range of materials and fuels various industries. This includes jewellery production as well as the manufacturing of electronic devices, tech- nology and automobiles. However, due to the lack of ...

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30 April 2019

Sierra Leone: Diamond industry association,Rapaport Group, makes proposals to ensure local communities benefit from artisanal mining

Author: Abdul Rashid Thomas, The Sierra Leone Telegraph

"New diamond mining strategy could benefit mining communities in Sierra Leone", 22 April 2019....

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18 March 2019

Canadian govt. releases guidance for private sector support for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Global Affairs Canada

"CSR Snapshot #7 – Private Sector Support for Human Rights Defenders: A Primer for Canadian Businesses", 04 Mar 2019...

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14 February 2019
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Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch

'Eine glänzende Gelegenheit für den Goldsektor', 4 Feb 2019...

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14 February 2019
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Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch, dans Le Temps (Suisse)

"L’initiative « Multinationales responsables », une occasion en or pour le secteur aurifère", 12 février 2019...

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13 February 2019

Switzerland: Council of States to decide on binding human rights protection for Swiss co. & their supply chains

Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch

'A brilliant opportunity for the gold sector', 12 Feb 2019...

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27 January 2019

Gemfields settles UK claim over alleged human rights abuses at ruby mine in Mozambique for £5.8 million; Co. denies liability

On April 2018, over 200 Mozambicans brought a claim in the UK against Gemfields, a London based gemstone company, over human rights abuses in the Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada’s mine in northern Mozambique. On 29 January 2019, Gemfields announced that...

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