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29 July 2014

US appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on companies' liability for extraterritorial impacts in lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita

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29 July 2014

US federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions regarding extraterritoriality in Alien Tort lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita

Author: John Bellinger, Lawfare (USA)

"Two New ATS Decisions: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Split on Whether Claims Against CACI and Chiquita “Touch and Concern” the Territory of the United States", 27 Jul 2014 ...

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Report
16 July 2014

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report

Author: Ama Marston, Marston Consulting

"Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 ...

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Article
9 July 2014

Center connects civil rights to contemporary human rights movement

"New civil rights museum also explores human rights", 18 Jun 2014...

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9 June 2014

Blommer Chocolate Company Joins World Cocoa Foundation's Unprecedented CocoaAction Initiative to Bolster Industry's Global Sustainability Efforts

Author: Blommer Chocolate Company

Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its support of CocoaAction, an unprecedented alignment of the industry’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies to build a...

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22 May 2014
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Author: Bilan (Suisse)

...Barry Callebaut révèle sa stratégie pour contrer la pénurie: privilégier l'agriculture durable et renoncer aux fèves génétiquement modifiées...Pour [l'entreprise]...qui fournit aussi bien Nestlé que Mondelez ou Mars, la question est cruciale...« .....

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16 May 2014

Why is Coca-Cola championing land rights at the UN?

Author: Chris Jochnick, Oxfam America

This week at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Coca Cola publicly declared that “land grabs” are unacceptable and urged governments to strengthen land rights...[U]ntil very recently, Coca-Cola was in denial about land conflicts...A little...

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6 May 2014

[DOC] Addendum: Visit to Ghana

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

[T]wo members of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises undertook an official visit to Ghana from 8 to 17 July 2013...During their visit, the experts found that the fast pace of...

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29 April 2014

UN lifts ban on Ivory Coast diamonds

Author: Associated Press

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to lift a ban on importing rough diamonds from Ivory Coast...UN experts have said that hundreds of millions of dollars have been lost from smuggling and illegal dealings in...[cocoa, cashews,] timber, oil,...

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Carving up a continent: How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

Author: World Development Movement

The UK...is channelling £600 million of aid money through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition... [This and other] initiatives claim to support improvements to agriculture and food security in Africa, but...in fact...[help]...

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