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19 September 2017

UN Expert on promotion of democratic & equitable intl. order urges World Bank to consider human rights in financing mega-projects

Author: Alfred de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

“UN expert urges World Bank to amend its constitution to effectively advance human rights” - 14 September 2017...

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10 April 2017

EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights publishes recommendations on improving access to remedy for corporate human rights abuses

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

"Improving access to remedy in the area of business and human rights at the EU level", 10 Apr 2017...

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10 April 2017
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Author: Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte

Unternehmen können auf Menschenrechte einwirken. Doch trotz verschiedener Initiativen, die die Achtung der Rechte verbessern sollen, kann es für Opfer schwierig sein, Gerechtigkeit zu erlangen. Im neuesten Gutachten der Agentur der Europäischen Union...

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8 July 2015

UN Human Rights Committee "shocked" by Canada's denial to hold companies accountable for abuses committed abroad

Author: Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press

"Canada clashes with UN rights panel over resource company behaviour abroad" 8 Jul 2015...

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1 August 2014

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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31 March 2014

Legal accountability of non-State actors for human rights violations abroad: March developments in Geneva

Author: Lucy McKernan, Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

NGOs..., victims and States, are calling for non-State actors to be bound by enforceable legal obligations to comply with human rights standards. This is being pursued from two different angles in the human rights system...First, in relation to States...

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27 March 2014

UN human rights committee report criticises US over privacy impacts of surveillance programme & failure to prosecute private contractors for torture

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27 March 2014

US human rights record chastised in UN report

Author: Matthew Weaver, Guardian (UK)

The UN has delivered a withering verdict on the US's human rights record, raising concerns on a series of issues including torture, drone strikes, the failure to close Guantánamo Bay and the NSA's bulk collection of personal data. The report was...

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3 February 2014

Africa: Oxfam's paper highlights emerging standards for Free, Prior & Informed Consent for extractive industry projects

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3 February 2014

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Africa

Author: Oxfam America

This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of...

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