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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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23 August 2013

Forced bonded labour in Hassan used for illegal quarrying [India]

Author: Sathish G. T., Hindu

27 people are allegedly being forced to work as bonded labourers at a quarry in Malladevarapura village in Hassan taluk…The labourers chip away rocks from dawn to dusk for a paltry wage. Of them, 25 are Dalits of Shivayyana Koplu, a neighbouring...

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14 July 2013

Philippines, Muslim Rebels Forge Wealth-Sharing in Peace Accord

Author: Joel Guinto & Clarissa Batino, Bloomberg

…[T]he [Philippine] government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)…[arrived at a] pact [that] provides “sufficient guidance” to draft wealth-sharing and revenue-generation provisions of a law expanding Muslim autonomy in a region to be known...

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10 June 2013

Migrant bonded labourers rescued from quarry near Bangalore [India]

Author: M. T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu

In a single biggest raid in recent years against the “bonded labour system” in the State, Revenue and Police officials on Thursday raided a stone quarry unit on the outskirts of Bangalore and rescued 19 migrant labourers. Among them nine are minors...

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8 June 2013
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Author: Lic. Oscar González Garí, Movimiento M4.org (México)

…250 indígenas de la Comunidad Indígena y Ejido Ayotitlán…se hicieron eco del malestar que desde enero de 2013 vivían los poblados nahuas…a raíz de la instalación sin ningún tipo de permiso o autorización de dos minerales ferrosos…en el corazón de los...

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29 May 2013

U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group (USEITI MSG) Advisory Committee - Meeting notice

Author: Amy Holley, Federal Register (USA)

Agenda items for the June 12-13, 2013, meeting will include legal context for revenue disclosures, consideration of sub-national payments, and discussions on scope and materiality. The agenda for the July 23-24, 2013, meeting will include criteria and...

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21 March 2013

Business and human rights - in pictures

Author: Guardian [UK]

Businesses are increasingly expected to scrutinise their social and environmental impact, their supply chain and their place in wider society, and here's why. A series of images that illustrate the UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of...

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7 March 2013
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Author: El Espectador [Colombia]

Durante las últimas décadas, la comunidad muisca de Soacha se ha refugiado en los Cerros Orientales…[en] el sector de San Mateo…en donde se encuentran 20 piedras con arte rupestre. En esta montaña sagrada la comunidad prepara el ambil (mezcla de tabaco...

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18 February 2013

India Tightens Child Labour Laws

Author: Ranjit Devraj, Inter Press Service

[The leader of] Bonded Labour Liberation Front, says...the [Indian] government appeared unable to implement laws that deal with child labour although various studies have shown that it is a factor in perpetuating poverty, illiteracy and unemployment......

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