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21 March 2017

Guatemala: Communities present report of attacks against human rights defenders opposing hydroelectric projects before Inter-American Commission

Author: Acompañamiento de Austria (ADA); Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango (ADH); Asociación de Abogados Mayas de Guatemala; Asociación Indígena Ch`Orti` Nuevo Día; Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA); Business and Human Rights Resource Center; Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO) Consejo Mam; Guatemala Human Rights Commission, USA (GHRC); Guatemala Solidarity Network; Microregión de Ixquisis, San Mateo Ixtatán; The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR); PAYXAIL YAJAW KONOB (Gobierno Ancestral Plurinacional) AKATEKA, CHUJ, POPTI’, Q’ANJOB’AL; International Platform Against Impunity; Protection International; Proyecto Acompañamiento Quebec Guatemala Montréal, Canadá; Resistencia Río Dolores y la Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos (UDEFEGUA)

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19 March 2017
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14 March 2017

Italy: Sexual abuse & slave-like conditions allegedly widespread for Romanian farmworkers in Sicilian greenhouses

Author: Lorenzo Tondo and Annie Kelly, Observer (UK)

"Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming", 12 Mar 2017...

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23 February 2017

Commentary: How to use US Foreign Legal Assistance statute to access information for lawsuits abroad; Kiobel case against Shell as an example

Author: Upasana Khatri, OxHRH Blog (UK)

"Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas", 22 Feb 2017...

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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

Produkty grocery store lawsuit (re modern slavery in Russia)

C русской версией описания этого дела можно ознакомиться здесь....

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16 February 2017

US law firm asks judge to delay order compelling it to give documents to Dutch court in lawsuit against Shell for abuses in Nigeria

Author: Suevon Lee, Law360 (USA)

"Cravath Wants Shell Docs Order Stayed During Appeal", 13 Feb 2017...

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15 February 2017

US Govt. plans to review, possibly suspend requirements for companies to disclose use of minerals from conflict zones

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7 February 2017

Barrick Gold response

With respect to the fairness of individual remedies provided under the Remediation Framework, we note that the independent review of the operation of the Porgera Remediation Framework, conducted by Enodo Rights in 2015, concluded that the remedies...

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6 February 2017

Papua New Guinea: 119 sexual abuse survivors seek “fair and equal” compensation under Barrick’s remediation program; Barrick responds

119 indigenous women, all sexual abuse survivors who received compensation under Barrick’s Porgera Remediation Framework, sought the intervention of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights in their appeal for compensation equal to that...

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