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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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26 November 2013
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Author: AFP

Le comité des droits de l'homme de l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU a adopté mardi une résolution «réaffirmant le droit à la vie privée» à la suite des accusations d'espionnage lancées contre les États-Unis…[C]ette résolution non contraignante stipule que...

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5 November 2013

Corporate Responses to Hate Speech in the 2013 Kenyan Presidential Elections. Case Study: Safaricom

Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business

...[T]Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)...[conducted a] case study...on the efforts of Safaricom...which devised its own code of conduct to prevent spreading hate-filled messages through its bulk SMS service.... In the run up to the 2013...

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22 October 2013

Environmental emergency in Loreto as consultation delayed [Peru]

Author: Peru Support Group (UK)

New evidence confirms that indigenous communities’ water and food is being contaminated by oil drilling in the Amazon region…[Indigenous] communities in the Tigre river basin were informed by the state environmental regulator…that heavy metals and...

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27 November 2012

Human Rights Committee recognizes Extra-Territorial Obligations under the ICCPR

Author: Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Human Rights Committee recently issued its Concluding Observations, or findings, related to the periodic report of Germany…the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) intervened with a Parallel Report to the Human...

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13 August 2012

[PDF] Second Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group to consider the possibility of an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies -...

Author: International Commission of Jurists

[National] and international regulatory frameworks...show substantial normative and supervisory gaps and insufficiencies in the legal framework in order to create minimal conditions for improved respect of human rights and humanitarian law in the...

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11 August 2011

DIHR: First to raise Guiding Principles with UN Human Rights Committee

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has become the first to raise the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Committee...DIHR gave its recommendations to the UN Human Rights Committee on issues to be...

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9 August 2011

International community should defend online freedom of expression: Google

Author: Computer Business Review

Google has asked the international community to step up in defence of freedom of expression. Google Head of Free Expression, Europe Middle East and Africa, William Echikson wrote in the company's official blog…that "in Geneva, the UN's Human Rights...

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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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