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28 June 2017
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Author: Die Bundesregierung

Die Bundesregierung legt nun diese Leitlinien vor, mit denen sie den Zusammenhang von Frieden, Sicherheit und Entwicklung weiter ausführt und den vernetzten Ansatz weiter ausformuliert... 2.2.3. Risiken transparent machen, kohärent handeln und ...

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Article
26 June 2017

Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses

Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017

"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...

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20 June 2017

Ben & Jerry's joins Intl. Rescue Committee in support of EU legislation to provide safe & legal routes for refugees

Author: Ben & Jerry's

"Together for refugees: Home safe home", Jun 2017...

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17 May 2017
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Author: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS)

"400 milliards de francs en besoins de sous-traitance des sociétés minières échappent aux entreprises sénégalaises (BMN)", 16 mai 2017...

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16 May 2017

Coalition of fisheries leaders, maritime workers & employers call on EU to end forced labour in its waters

Author: The Fish Site

"Pressure to stamp out forced labour in EU waters" 12 May 2017...

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12 May 2017

European parliament calls for ban on vegetable oils in biofuel over reported links to human rights abuses

Author: Brian Collett, Ethical Performance

...Members of the European Parliament have called for the ban on the grounds that vegetable oil farming has destroyed vital ecological areas, violated human rights and hiked food prices. Altogether 97 per cent of members backed a resolution demanding...

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5 May 2017

Germany: Parliament to absolve govt. from responsibility over Volkswagen emission scandal; EU inquiry raises concerns

Author: Peter Teffer, EU Observer

Members of the lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, plan to fully exonerate the German government of any responsibility for emissions cheating by car manufacturers... A separate inquiry, carried out by members of the European...

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3 May 2017

EU: MEPs call for rules on human rights obligations of private security companies

Author: European Parliament

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct [...] said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on...

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3 May 2017

Planned power plants in the Balkans need review as EU adopts tougher pollution standards

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

The European Union has...approved an updated set of binding standards for power plants, which include new, stricter pollution limits. The standards, known as the LCP BREF...will help prevent thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution from...

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2 May 2017

Europe: Health experts to study VW emission scandal impact

Author: Peter Teffer, EU Observer

Researchers will look at how the health of the population in the 28 EU member states, plus Switzerland, has been affected by excess emissions from diesel cars. For years, carmakers have produced diesel passenger cars that comply with EU emissions...

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