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USA: Lawsuit alleges utility co. is responsible for California wildfire that caused deaths & destroyed homes
Author: Mike James & Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today
"Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric", 6 Dec 2018...
FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board conducts site visit to Qatar; highlights progress & ongoing challenges
Author: FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board
"Update Statement by FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board Following the Board’s Fourth Biannual Meeting", Oct 2018...
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BSR highlights human rights impacts for power & utilities companies & implications of renewable energy transition
BSR released an issue brief detailing 10 human rights impacts for businesses operating in the power and utilities sector, as well as opportunities for positive impact. The issues identified include impacts on local communities during land acquisition...
The future of energy: As business commitments to renewable energy increase, so must the sector's respect for human rights
Author: Jim McClelland, Times (UK)
"The energy sector post-Paris", 2 Mar 2017...
OHCHR invites comments on draft scoping paper on State-based non-judicial mechanisms by 30 January 2017
Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
...This scoping paper...aims to provide a preliminary assessment of current practices and challenges with respect to the use of State-based non-judicial mechanisms as a way of enhancing access to remedy in cases of adverse human rights impacts that...
USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
Analysis shows only a hanfdul of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information