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23 February 2017
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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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23 February 2017

Molmou v Guinea: The ECOWAS Court of Justice at the Service of its Member States

Author: Fréderic Foromo LOUA, Jonathan KAUFMAN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Since May 1987, the Société Guinéenne de Palmier Huile et d’Hévéas (SOGUIPAH)… has forcibly occupied land that was traditionally owned and farmed by the people of Saoro District [and] on 3 February 2003, the Guinean government granted SOGUIPAH an...

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23 February 2017

Report: European Investment Bank allegedly fails to safeguard vulnerable groups, including refugees, in projects outside EU

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network & Counter Balance

"Here be dragons: How the EU bank's development finance overlooks people at risk", 18 November 2016...

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23 February 2017

Respecting Human Rights in Conflict Regions: How to Avoid the ‘Conflict Spiral’

Author: Andreas GRAF and Andrea IFF, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article introduces a novel way in which human rights due diligence can be ‘enhanced’ to respond to business and human rights challenges specific to conflict affected areas. It makes two key arguments. First, it claims that a crucial and often...

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22 February 2017

Commentary: Debates on proposed binding treaty on business & human rights should be considerate of gender & race

Author: Khuraisha Patel & Nomonde Nyembe, University of the Witwatersrand on Peace in Progress

"Pursuing a binding treaty", 1 Feb 2017...

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20 February 2017

Peru: NGOs concerned over Govt. actions “threatening” indigenous peoples’ land rights and benefiting companies

Author: Peru Support Group

“Government legislative decrees may threaten indigenous land rights”...

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16 February 2017

Kenya: NGOs urge World Bank to ensure KenGen geothermal project adequately safeguards local community's livelihood

Author: Narasha Community Development Group & others

"NGOs letter to World Bank calling for protection of indigenous Maasai"...

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15 February 2017

Poor, marginalised communities face land threats from mining, infrastructure, renewable energy - secure tenure rights urgently needed

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative (USA)

From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity - The Urgency of securing Community Land Rights in a Turbulent World, Feb. 2017...

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15 February 2017
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