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28 July 2014

Le non-respect des normes sociales et environnementales peut avoir de sérieuses conséquences pour les entreprises, selon un journaliste

Auteur: Arnaud Poitevin, Les Echos (France)

« Normes environnementales et sociales : gare aux sanctions pour les entreprises ! », 17 juillet 2014...

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10 July 2014
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Auteur: Katrina Manson, Financial Times (UK)

“BNP fine cheers Sudan human rights campaigners”, 30 Jun 2014 [Subscription only]...

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15 June 2014
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Auteur: Sudan Tribune

Sudan's oil ministry acknowledged...that foreign workers have been exposed to radiation at an oil facility in West Kordofan state attributing the incident to a common technical error. The state minister at the Ministry of Oil, Hatim Abu al-Gasim, said...

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30 May 2014
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Auteur: Penelope Simons (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada) & Audrey Macklin (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

This book explores the persistence of the governance gap with respect to the human rights-impacting conduct of transnational extractive corporations operating in zones of weak governance…The authors launch their account with a fascinating case study of...

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29 May 2014
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Auteur: Peter Micek, Access, in Business Day (So. Africa)

The MTN Group recently revealed it had adopted its first group human rights policy. For a company that operates in several of the world’s most conflicted regions, this policy, signed off by the company’s top leadership, is an important step...While MTN...

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1 May 2014
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Auteur: Jérôme Tubiana, in Foreign Affairs

In April 2012, a small team of wandering miners discovered gold in the Jebel Amir hills of North Darfur, Sudan.”...With the gold trade came criminals carrying “arms of every caliber,” a local who would prefer to go unnamed told me. “You could find any...

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29 April 2014
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Auteur: Samuel Baligidde, in Business Daily (Kenya)

The discovery and extraction of oil in third world countries has been known to fuel conflicts in the past. Prof Michael Klare...argues that the likelihood of internal conflicts is set to grow in tandem with the steady rise of world energy prices. The...

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26 April 2014
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26 April 2014
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1 April 2014
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Auteur: Kingsley Ighobor, in Africa Renewal

One often hears that mineral resources are a curse rather than a blessing. That may be an exaggeration, but for the people of the Central African Republic, currently caught up in a war fuelled by diamond mercenaries...the statement rings true....

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