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10 April 2014

Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy launches Learning Hub on links between investment & human rights

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10 April 2014

Welcome to the Investment & Human Rights Learning Hub

Author: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy (LAB)

The Learning Hub is a new online space created to build understanding on investment, human rights and their connections. The Hub will explore the implications that these connections have for the work of governments, commercial practitioners and civil...

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26 March 2014

Workshop on remedies for business-related human rights abuses (22 March 2014, Myanmar)

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre took part in this year’s ACSC/APF held in Yangon, Myanmar by co-hosting one of 36 workshops with Altsean-Burma and Community Resource Centre – Thailand. Titled “Communities front and center: Peaceful and...

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22 October 2013

Dirty power plants in Europe's neighbourhood set to become EU priority

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...Several environmentally damaging coal and hydropower projects across the Western Balkans, Ukraine and Moldova are likely to be included...on a priority list of projects of the European Commission-backed Energy Community, meaning they will be fast...

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9 April 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Eastern Europe & Central Asia – 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 Eastern Europe & Central Asia over the past four years. The briefing refers to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

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6 November 2012

[PDF] Cisco Pioneers Market Development Approach in Palestine

Author: Jenna White, Jason Saul & Cheryl Davenport, Mission Measurement

Cisco, the US-based global supplier of technology products and services has been working with and investing in the Palestinian high tech sector since 2008. The company helped to jump-start the tremendous growth in Palestine’s ICT sector with an...

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8 October 2012

How the facts got in the way of a good EBRD Roma headline [Serbia]

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

In tandem with our Serbian member...CEKOR, Bankwatch has been monitoring the rights of Roma communities living in Belgrade for several years...paying particular attention to the resettlements taking place...to accommodate EIB and EBRD funded projects....

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1 July 2012

[PDF] Accountability Resource Guide: Tools for Redressing Human Rights & Environmental Violations by International Financial Institutions, Export Promotion Agencies & Private Corporate Actors

Author: Accountability Counsel

The purpose of this Guide is to provide information for people who are, or who may be, harmed by projects sponsored by: international financial institutions...export credit agencies, or...private multi-national corporations...This Guide is intended to...

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19 June 2012

Chinese investment: The money is welcome but more controls are needed [Africa]

Author: Xan Rice, Financial Times

[T]he Gibe III dam...[in Ethiopia] will be the highest in Africa...[and] one of the most controversial...[I]t offers proof of China’s ever-increasing contribution to Africa’s development, or evidence of Beijing’s willingness to compromise on...

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18 June 2012

Ethiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar Plantations [includes video]

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing indigenous pastoral communities in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo valley without adequate consultation or compensation to make way for state-run sugar plantations, Human Rights Watch said in a report...[titled] ...

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