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18 October 2018

New report assesses payments to govts by oil, gas & mining co's under EU transparency & accountability legislation

On 18th October 2018, Transparency International EU (TI EU) released a report assessing payments to governments made by oil, gas and mining companies in four countries of operation under the EU Accounting Directive. Passed in 2013, the legislation...

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11 October 2018

Global Witness report alleges EU investors help bankroll human rights & environmental abuses; incl. co responses

On 6 September 2018, Global Witness published a new briefing paper on the role that EU-based investors have played in supporting projects linked to human rights abuses, land grabs and large-scale environmental destruction. The report argues that while...

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18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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11 September 2018

Commentary: Two Critical Issues in the UK Business and Human Rights Litigation

Author: Dalia Palombo, London School of Economics Fellow

The UK Supreme Court granted leave to appeal the case Lungowe v Vedanta  and is now considering whether or not to grant the same permission in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell...In these cases, the Supreme Court may provide further guidance as to two...

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7 September 2018

Commentary: Recent decisions in the UK on parent company liability cases show the need for law reform

Author: William Meade, CORE Coalition

...At present...there is no statutory regime in the UK for dealing with alleged violations of human rights by corporate actors...In three parent company liability cases heard before the UK Court of Appeal – Lungowe v. Vedanta, Okpabi v. Shell, and AAA...

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31 August 2018

India: Human Rights and Business India network condemns recent attacks on human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights and Business India network (India)

We..condemn the arrests of Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, and raids made at the houses of others. The arrested have been advocating and protecting the rights of the most marginalized communities and...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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14 August 2018

Global Witness launches tool to fight corruption & tax avoidance in oil, gas & mining industries

Author: Dominic Eagleton, Global Witness

"WHY THE WORLD NEEDS OUR NEW DATA HANDBOOK", 9 August 2018...

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10 July 2018
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3 July 2018
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Author: Responsible Mining Foundation

…El Responsible Mining Index (RMI) apoya el principio de que los minerales y metales deberían ser beneficiosos para las economías, mejorar la vida de los pueblos y respetar el medio ambiente de los países productores, además de permitir que las...

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