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20 August 2014

Analysis of Thun Group of Banks' discussion paper on UN Guiding Principles

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17 April 2014

Can Your Company Be Sued For a Terrorist Attack?

Author: Brooks M. Hanner, Corporate Counsel (USA)

…[C]ompanies that were indirectly or unwittingly connected to terrorism faced lawsuits after an attack…[R]ecent case law and statutory developments have strengthened the legal protections available to an innocent business involved in a terrorist...

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7 April 2014

Credit Suisse faces threat of new U.S. tax probe

Author: Silke Koltrowitz, Reuters

Credit Suisse may face a new investigation of its role in helping wealthy Americans to avoid paying taxes, after New York state's top financial regulator requested documents from the Swiss bank...[It] had raised expectations it was emerging from its...

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7 April 2014

USA: New York State financial regulator reportedly investigating Credit Suisse's role in helping wealthy individuals avoid taxes

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17 February 2014
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17 February 2014
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Author: Fundación Ideas para la Paz (Colombia)

En 2011…un grupo de empresas suizas que operan en Colombia se reunieron con el fin de formalizar su compromiso respecto a la integración a su gestión, de los Derechos Humanos (DDHH) y el Derecho Internacional Humanitario (DIH)…[En 2012] las empresas...

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10 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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11 October 2013

BankTrack welcomes Thun Group paper on banks and human rights

Author: Bank Track

Seven leading international banks, informally grouped together as the ‘Thun Group of Banks'...presented a discussion paper for banks on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. BankTrack welcomes the discussion...

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2 October 2013

[PDF] Statement by the Thun Group of Banks - “The Guiding Principles: an interpretation for banks” - A Discussion Paper for banks on Principles 16 – 21 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: The Thun Group of Banks (Barclays, BBVA, Credit Suisse, ING Bank, RBS Group, UBS, UniCredit)

We, the undersigned banks, have contributed to this discussion paper in order to gain a better understanding of the “Guiding Principles for the implementation of the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Frame-work” (“Guiding Principles”) and...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights...,...

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