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Author: Daniel Aguirre, Greenwich University, Business and Human Rights Journal
"Obligations to respect and protect human rights are meaningless without access to remedy in states where the rule of law is weak: The example of Myanmar", 20 Nov 2017...
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Kenya: Oxfam's report urges Tullow Oil to adhere to principles of free, prior & informed consent in its operations in historically marginalised Turkana region; company responds
A recent report by Oxfam notes that whereas locals in oil-rich Turkana region are feel that engagement with oil companies has improved since 2015. However, it claims that Tullow Oil is not yet achieving its FPIC obligations. Business & Human...
Mexico: End of the mission statement of Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples denounces mega projects & lack of consultation
Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
“End of mission Satement by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Mexico”, 17 Nov 2017...
Malawi: How community-led activism prompted banks to withdraw from funding Lilongwe Water Project due to potential negative impact on livelihoods
Author: John Mwebe & Prekshar Kumar, in OpenGlobalRights
"Using community-led activism and public opinion to stop harmful development"...
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Author: Ricardo Senra, BBC Brasil em Washington (UK/Brazil)
"Brasileiros presos no Zimbábue em missão humanitária são soltos após julgamento-Após quase 24 horas detidos em uma prisão de Mutare, no Zimbábue, três brasileiros foram liberados depois de um julgamento no tribunal local de pequenas causas, que foi...
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Commentary: 2017 UN Climate Change Conference should focus on adverse effects of climate change on children
Author: Alice Thomas, Refugees International, OpenGlobalRights
“Climate change talks must focus on the most vulnerable: the world’s children”, 1 Nov 2017...
Commentary: Climate policies should address gendered impacts of climate change including effects on women's health
Author: Hwei Mian Lim, ARROW, OpenGlobalRights
"Climate Change Exacerbates Gender Inequality, Putting Women's Health at Risk", 6 Nov 2017...
Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health
Author: The Lancet
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