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13 April 2015

Analyst assesses prospects of African Court prosecuting corporate human rights abuses

Author: John Paul Ongeso, African Legal Centre

'Corporate prosecutions in the African Court for human rights abuses?', 13 Apr 2015:…African states often need the investment of multinational corporations…Yet, many…lack the capacity to regulate…[their activities] effectively…[M]ultinational...

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6 April 2015

So. Africa: Human Rights Commission probes possible xenophobic statements by president's son

Author: Karl Gernetzky, Business Day (So. Africa)

'SAHRC probes possible xenophobic statements by Zuma's son', 6 Apr 2015: The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed that it is probing remarks attributed to President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward Zuma, repeating King Goodwill...

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26 March 2015

Urgent appeal by Africa & UN special rapporteurs on Rafael Marques’ trial urges Angolan govt. to fulfil its obligations to uphold right to freedom of expression

Author: Special Rapp. on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa & UN Special Rapp.on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

“Joint Appeal by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression concerning Mr. Rafael Marques de Morais”, 23 March 2015...

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23 March 2015
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Author: Amnistia Internacional, Amnistia Internacional Portugal, Amnistia Internacional EUA, Anistia Internacional Brasil, Transparency International, Transparência e Integridade, Assoc. Cívica, Iniciativa de Defesa Legal dos Media, Centro de Litigação da África Austral, Repórteres Sem Fronteiras, Comité para a Proteção dos Jornalistas, Global Witness, Freedom House, Front Line Defenders, PEN American Center, Newseum, Assoc.Mundial de Jornais e Editores de Notícias

“Angola: a liberdade de expressão é mais importante do que os diamantes”, 22 de março de 2015...

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5 March 2015

New blog: Mining investment, community development, natural endowments and state regulation: what is lost?

Author: Fola Adeleke, Head of research: Mandela Institute, School of Law, University of Witwatersrand

'Africa: Mining investment, community development, natural endowments and state regulation: what is lost?', 3 Mar 2015:…[C]ivil society organisations and communities have developed an Alternative Mining Indaba as a response to what has been labelled...

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3 March 2015

So. African think tank's reflections on its participation in 2015 Mining Indaba and CSO equivalent

Author: O. Bello, A. Benkenstein, R. Chevallier, R. Harvey, L. Nongalaza & B. Siyobi, South African Institute for International Affairs

'SAIIA at 2015 Mining Indaba', 3 March 2015:…[T]he industry-led African Mining Indaba and…Civil Society…counterpart, the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI), take place in Cape Town every February. In 2015, SAIIA…continued with its efforts to…build a...

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1 March 2015

Africa: NGOs collaborate to respond to illicit financial flows

Author: Pan African Lawyers Union

'PALU joins African CSOs in Nairobi, Kenya to strategize on implementation of the AU/UNECA High Level Panel Report on IFFs from Africa', 1 March 2015: [Pan-African Lawyer’s Union]…attended an African Civil Society Organizations (ACSOs)–United Nations...

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19 February 2015

ActionAid calls for UK tax avoidance bill to enable developing countries raise their fair share of corporate tax

Author: Nuria Molina, ActionAid UK, in Guardian (UK)

"A UK tax avoidance bill could save developing countries billions", 13 Feb 2015...

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11 February 2015
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11 February 2015

Calls for human rights protections as South Africa hosts Investing in Mining Indaba

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