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15 July 2014

UN Working Group details applicability of Guiding Principles in Israeli settlements within the Occupied Territories

In exercising due diligence, enterprises should familiarise themselves with available information on the human rights impacts of Israeli settlements in the OPT and on the existence or absence of measures taken by Israel as the occupying power to...

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3 July 2014

DCAF-ICRC Toolkit "Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments"

"Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments" Toolkit by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)...

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1 July 2014

US State Department reports reveal investigation into Blackwater operations in Iraq before 2007 shooting was abandoned after death threat

Author: James Risen, New York Times

"Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater", 29 June 2014...

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30 June 2014

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims May Sue U.S. Corporation, Appeals Court Rules

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that victims of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib prison could pursue legal claims for their abuse against private military contractors. The appeals court ruling overturned a lower court decision that had...

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18 June 2014

Kenya Human Rights Commission's position paper on protecting rights of communities affected by international infrastructure project

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18 June 2014

[PDF] Forgotten in the Scramble for Lamu: A Position Paper in the Case of the Aweer and The Fisherfolk [Kenya]

Author: Kenya Human Rights Commission

This position paper seeks to establish international legal and policy framework for best standards and practice in the implementation of the LAPSSET Project. It raises concerns on the Project being administered in a manner that will relegate host...

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16 June 2014
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16 June 2014
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Author: lainformacion.com (Paraguay) y EFE

…Activistas católicos acusaron hoy a la firma ganadera Laguna S.A. de atacar a una comunidad indígena del departamento paraguayo de Canindeyú, donde el domingo murió un guardia de seguridad privado y 14 personas resultaron heridas, y negaron…que los...

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11 June 2014

[PDF] The Impact of Dodd-Frank and Conflict Minerals Reforms on Eastern Congo’s Conflict

Author: Enough Project

The Enough Project conducted five months of field research in eastern Congo, interviewing 220 people in 14 mines and towns...The research revealed the following findings: Armed groups and the Congolese army are no longer present at two-thirds...of tin...

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9 June 2014

[PDF] G4S Operations in Israel & the West Bank - June 2014

Author: G4S

We welcome the UK National Contact Point’s (NCP) acknowledgement that there is no evidence that any G4S equipment or services cause or contribute to adverse human rights impacts. We also welcome the UK NCP’s clear acknowledgement that the company...

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