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12 September 2017

Kenya publishes baseline assessment on business & human rights as a precursor to National Action Plan

Author: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

"Kenya National Baseline Assessment on Business & Human Rights 2017...

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12 September 2017

OPT: French civil society groups call on AXA to end alleged complicity in human rights abuse through its investments in Israeli banks & weapons manufacturer

AXA’s investments in three Israeli banks and a weapons manufacturer have been linked to human rights abuses and contraventions of international law. The three Israeli banks: Hapoalim, Leumi, and Mizrahi Tefahot, reportedly provide special loans for...

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11 September 2017

Australia: Commentary: Finance has potential to advance lives of individuals & communities; human rights need to be essential part

Author: David Kinley, ABC News

"How banks can win our trust back (and it's not through good deeds)", 24 August 2017...

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10 September 2017

AXA responds to allegations re ties to Israeli settlement construction and weapons manufacturing

Author: AXA Group

...[W]e have duly taken note of your concern with regards to our investments in three Israeli banks. We were contacted in the past by some NGOs on the same topic, and had therefore reviewed it carefully, as we do when we receive questions about our...

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7 September 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Lawsuits by companies seek to silence accountability advocates

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6 September 2017

USA: Businesses speak out against White House repeal of the DACA programme

The Trump administration has formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation and provided them...

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4 September 2017

Hong Kong: Businesses urged to join fight against human-trafficking at Anti-Slavery Summit

Author: Raquel Carvalho, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

"Business community in Hong Kong ‘should do more to tackle human-trafficking in Asia’, says former US prosecutor and diplomat", 29 Aug 2017...

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4 September 2017

The Scottish firms that let money flow from Azerbaijan to the UK

Author: The Guardian

UK companies using an obscure Scottish business structure are at the centre of a multibillion-dollar operation to funnel cash out of Azerbaijan, an investigation by the Guardian has found. Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs), structures originally...

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4 September 2017

UAE: Fintech startup ‘Now Money’ promotes financial inclusion for low-income migrant workers in the Gulf

Author: Ellen Tannam, Siliconrepublic.com (Ireland)

“Fintech firm Now Money secures funding to help migrant workers”, 23 August 2017...

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29 August 2017
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Author: Gemma Parellada, El Pais

"Angola se prepara para a saída de presidente Dos Santos depois de quase quatro décadas-O presidente, no poder desde 1979, deixa o cargo depois das eleições desta quarta-feira", 25 de agosto de 2017...

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