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28 August 2013
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Auteur: Human Rights Watch

Children as young as eight years old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives, Human Rights Watch said in a report...The 96-page report, “Toxic Toil: Child Labor and Mercury Exposure in...

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Article
26 June 2013
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Auteur: United Nations

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 67/98, by which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report on the basis of information and observations received from Member States and relevant...

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Article
12 June 2013
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Auteur: Land Commodities (Switzerland)

According to Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the African Union (AU) Commission, the AU supports the acquisition of African farmland by foreign investors subject to the appropriate checks and controls being in...

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Article
30 April 2013
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Auteur: James Karuhanga, The New Times [Rwanda]

African lawmakers have resolved to strengthen existing laws at the national and regional level to prevent fraudulent land deals on the continent. This was one of the resolutions announced on Saturday at the end of a two-day workshop organised by the...

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Article
9 April 2013
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Auteur: Oxfam [UK]

The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on women’s access to land for food production. These are only the...

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6 March 2013
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Auteur: Nidhi Tandon & Marc Wegerif, Oxfam and Networked Intelligence for Development [Canada]

Evidence from field research on large scale land deals in three African countries confirms that most rural women are net losers as corporate agro-investments intensify...[T]hose who are unable to negotiate their rights and choices in this equation, and...

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Article
12 February 2013
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Auteur: Ed O’Keefe, Director at Synergy Global Consulting in Financial Times

… [A]t the annual Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town…[t]his year…the debate was as much about people and politics as it was about mining. The agenda has clearly changed. At previous Indabas…[d]iscussions on the social outcomes of mining, the resource...

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Article
4 February 2013
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Auteur: John Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights, on Institute for Human Rights and Business

Last week Human Rights Watch['s]...Christopher Albin-Lackey [decried] the hard won and widely adopted UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (GPs) as being “woefully inadequate.”...[The] Guiding Principles are intended to generate a new...

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Histoire
30 January 2013
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Histoire
1 January 2013
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