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18 June 2019

Canada: Updated guidelines on supporting defenders strongly reference defenders working on business issues

Author: Government of Canada

"Voices at Risk: Canada’s Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders", 17 Jun 2019...

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30 April 2019

African Union restricts role of African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights; NGOs express concern over future accountability for human rights abuses

Author: Sharm El Sheikh, allAfrica

"Africa: AU - Uphold Rights Body's Independence", 26 Apr 2019...

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13 January 2019

UN special rapporteur calls on businesses to respect women human rights defenders

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

"Situation of women human rights defenders: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders", 10 Jan 2019 [T]he present report is based on numerous discussions that the Special Rapporteur has had with women human right...

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12 July 2018

Shell in Nigeria: The Case for New Legal Strategies for Corporate Accountability

Author: Charity Ryerson, Corporate Accountability Lab (USA)

...Shell has subsidiaries across the world...[M]any of the communities in which they operate have been left impoverished and contaminated...In 1996 a Nigerian and a US NGO filed a complaint with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights,...

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2 May 2018

Video: Recommendations to African Commission & to companies regarding defenders working on corporate accountability

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) & Business & Human Rights Resource Centre interviewed Ms Francess Piagie Alghali, the former Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, who now works for the Sierra...

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30 April 2018

Kenya: Extractive Baraza's launches compendium of legal cases related to extractives & impacts on land & cultural rights

The Extractive Baraza has compiled court cases involving the extractive sector. The cases cover several subject matters including the right to public participation and consent in exploration missions and indigenous peoples' right to life, natural...

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18 December 2017

Kenya: Indigenous Endorois community's long pursuit for justice after eviction to pave way for a game reserve

Author: Martin Mavenjina, (Kenya Human Rights Commission), in African Arguments (UK)

"Could Global South solidarity finally ensure justice for Kenya’s Endorois?"...

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7 August 2017
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4 August 2017

Dem. Rep. of Congo: African Commission issues landmark decision on 2004 Kilwa massacre - rebukes Anvil Mining for role in abuses by army

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6 July 2016

Speech delivered during the inaugural General Assembly of African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

Author: Solomon Ayele Dersso, Commissioner of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and chair of its Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment & Human rights

The power of big business and the human rights protection vacuum...

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