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28 November 2017

Ease of doing business not matched by civic freedoms: Managing risk goes beyond an assessment of regulation and property rights

Author: Mauricio Lazala, in the Financial Times (UK)

This month El Salvador, Thailand, India and Uzbekistan were recognised among the year’s top 10 improvers in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings.Among other things, this signals simpler regulation and stronger protection of property rights...

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28 November 2017

Human rights due diligence in law & practice: Good practices & challenges for business enterprises

Author: Robert McCorquodale, Lise Smit, Stuart Neely and Robin Brooks, Business & Human Rights Journal

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28 November 2017
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Author: Ludovic Dupin, Novthic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

 « Travail des enfants : la plus grande bourse des métaux au monde s’inquiète de l’origine du cobalt échangé à londres », 27 novembre 2017...

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27 November 2017

So. Africa: Attorneys for environmental lawyers and activists raise constitutional defense in SLAPP suit, and experts join as friends of the court

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER Attorneys Raise Constitutional Defence in SLAPP Suit, and Experts Join as Friends of The Court", 20 Nov 2017...

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27 November 2017
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Author: Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

“América Latina y el Caribe necesitan urgentemente un tratado fuerte, legalmente vinculante sobre los derechos ambientales, dicen expertos de la ONU”, 27 de Noviembre de 2017...

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27 November 2017
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27 November 2017

Canada: Recent lawsuits point to advances in accountability of Canadian mining companies for abuses abroad, observers say

Author: Douglas Quan, National Post (Canada)

" 'New era': Canadian mining industry closely watching three civil cases alleging human rights abuses ", 27 Nov 2017...

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27 November 2017

Commentary: UK: Court ruling expands scope of parent company liability for human rights impacts of foreign subsidiaries

Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Business and Human Rights Journal

"How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta?", 26 Nov 2017...

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27 November 2017

Evolving ESG due diligence workshops for the mining & financial sectors

Author: Global Compact Network Canada

The Global Compact Network Canada and Global Affairs Canada hosted two workshops and a roundtable event on November 20th and 21st to launch the recent OECD guidance for the mining and financial industries... [I]ndustry leaders, investors and experts...

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27 November 2017

Malawi: How to negotiate credible community development agreements between mineral-rich communities & mining companies

Author: Rachel Phoya, in Mining in Malawi

"How can Malawi ensure community development agreements are implemented effectively?"...

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