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29 June 2017

Corporate tax avoidance “inconsistent” with human rights, says UN treaty body

Author: Center for Economic and Social Rights

"Tax competition and corporate tax avoidance “inconsistent” with human rights, says UN treaty body", 28 Jun 2017...

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27 June 2017

Commentary: Impact of NGOs in negotiations on drafting proposed business & human rights treaty

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University & Irene Pietropaoli, on Oxford Journal of Human Rights Practice

"The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Business and Human Rights Treaty Negotiations", 26 Jun 2017...

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27 June 2017

Kenya: Joint session between Base Titanium & host community reveals some displaced locals yet to be compensated

Author: Hakijamii (Kenya)

"Joint Meeting between Base Titanium Mining Project Liaison Committee and Mining Host Communities on Compensation and Agreed Resettlement Action Plan"...

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27 June 2017
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Author: RFI

"RDC: les sociétés minières priées de rapatrier 40% des recettes des exportations", 26 juin2017...

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27 June 2017

Tanzania: Govt. official says Acacia to compensate 'eligible' locals displaced to pave way for North Mara mine

Author: Mugini Jacob, Tanzania Daily News

"North Mara to Compensate Villagers"...

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26 June 2017

So. Africa: Coalition of NGOs launch High Court proceedings to stop the commencement of coal mining by Indian owned company; say mining will adversely affect downstream water users

Author: Magan Van Wyngaardt, Mining Weekly (South Africa)

"Civil society takes Atha-Africa to court", 22 June 2017...

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26 June 2017

New guidance by UN experts says protecting against corporate abuse, incl. against defenders, is an obligation of govts.

Author: Sarah M Brooks, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

"Business and Human Rights | UN experts say States should step up protections, including for defenders", 26 Jun 2017...

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26 June 2017

Tanzania: 66 arrested after invading Acacia's North Mara mine to steal ore & demand compensation for land & alleged pollution

Author: Andrew Topf, Mining.com

"Villagers invade Acacia's North Mara mine in Tanzania"...

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26 June 2017

Tanzania: ‘Exploitative’ mining tax incentives favour multinationals, denying locals the 'benefit' from natural resources

Author: Allan Olingo, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"‘Exploitative’ mining tax incentives return to bite Tanzania’s revenue"...

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26 June 2017

UN Committee reminds govts. of duty to establish remedies beyond natl. borders for adverse corporate human rights impacts

Author: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

“Business and human rights: States’ duties don’t end at the national borders”, 23 Jun 2017...

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