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UN experts call for focus on human rights & corporate accountability in Sustainable Development Goals

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"UN experts say post-2015 negotiations must emphasize human rights, accountability",...

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Global Economy, Global Rights - A practioners' guide for interpreting human rights obligations in the global economy

Author: Corporate Accountability Working Group, International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

This report synthesizes and analyses the interpretation of extraterritorial obligations (ETOs) in the context of corporate human rights violations from the perspective of United Nations (UN) treaty bodies…Decades of growth in transnational business...

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8 July 2013

Case profile: Total lawsuit in Belgium (re Myanmar)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Total over alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, such as torture and forced labour, committed by the Myanmar military junta in the course of construction and...

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11 December 2012

Israeli prisons equipped by notorious security firm G4S hold Palestinian teens in solitary confinement

Author: Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada

Israel has held six Palestinian boys from Nablus in solitary confinement in al-Jalame detention center...writes Defence for Children International-Palestine Section...Following their detention in al-Jalame, the boys were transferred to Megiddo prison....

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14 November 2011

Angola: Criminal Complaint Lodged Charging Generals With Crimes Against Humanity

Author: Rafael Marques de Morais, allAfrica.com

Angolan anti-corruption campaigner Rafael Marques de Morais has filed a criminal complaint with the attorney-general of Angola against two diamond mining companies and their directors, who include top military officers. Marques...alleges that the...

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22 August 2011

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Author: Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

[scroll down for statement by Nokia Siemens Networks] Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist...[then] Al Khanjar…[was] question[ed] by a[n]…officer armed with…transcripts of...

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1 August 2011

Canada: New guide to help affected communities access govt. dispute resolution mechanism for extractive sector issues

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1 August 2011

[PDF] Disputed Ground: A Community User’s Guide to the Review Process of the Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor [Canada]

Author: International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

This Guide is meant to assist communities and individuals who allege that their human rights, labour rights, or environmental rights have been breached by a Canadian-based mining or extractive company operating outside of Canada…In particular, this...

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19 April 2010

[PDF] Stakeholder Submission on United States Obligations to Respect, Protect and Remedy Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights, EarthRights International, Western Shoshone Defense Project, ESCR-Net

This joint stakeholder submission analyzes the United States’ record in discharging its obligations to respect, protect and remedy in the context of human rights abuses involving business enterprises acting abroad and on or near indigenous lands in...

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5 May 2009

UN Committee Against Torture to probe Israel

Author: Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post

...[Israel] is under period review this year by the [UN Committee Against Torture], which has received reports on Israeli violations of the UN Convention Against Torture from at least eight NGOs, including…Physicians for Human Rights and Amnesty...

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