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28 July 2017

Canada: Supreme Court rules National Energy Board failed to properly consult with Inuit on seismic testing, but gives green light to Enbridge pipeline

In a pair of unanimous decisions, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the National Energy Board has the authority to conduct consultations on the government's behalf, and that it did so adequately in one case and insufficiently in another. The Clyde...

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28 July 2017

CEO of freight railroad CSX says "fossil fuels are dead" & ceases new investments in coal

Author: Chris D'Angelo, Huffington Post (USA)

"Boss of coal-hauling railroad says 'fossil fuels are dead," 20 July 2017...

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28 July 2017
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Author: Liaisons Sociales Quotidien (France)

"Le « reporting extra-financier » remplace le « reporting RSE » à compter du 1er août 2017", 25 juillet 2017...

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28 July 2017
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Author: Textilbündnis

...Für das Jahr 2017 haben sich Bündnismitglieder mehr als 1.500 Maßnahmen vorgenommen, die im Rahmen der vom Bündnis vorgegebenen Ziele zu konkreten Verbesserungen führen werden. Sie beziehen sich auf Themen wie existenzsichernde Löhne, die...

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26 July 2017

Indian communities affected by adverse impacts of coal-fired power plant ask US court to reconsider doctrine of “absolute immunity” from lawsuits of Intl. Finance Corp.

Author: EarthRights International

"Judge Declares World Bank Immunity Cases “Wrongly Decided”; Indian Plaintiffs Ask D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Review “Absolute Immunity” Doctrine", 25 Jul 2017...

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26 July 2017

Intl. conference on human rights in tourism addresses working conditions along supply chains in hospitality sector

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25 July 2017
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Author: Patricia Mariuzzo, Jornal da Ciência/SBPC/Ecodebate (Brazil)

"Direitos territoriais dos povos indígenas sob ameaça-Resistência depende de mobilização do movimento indígena e da sociedade. Antropólogos têm um papel fundamental nesse esforço", 24 de julho de 2017...

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25 July 2017

Thailand: Environmental defenders sued by state & co.; villagers face up to ten years in prison for opposition to mining

Author: Fortify Rights (Thailand)

"Thailand: Drop Charges, Protect Environmental Defenders", 24 Jul 2017...

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24 July 2017

Nigeria: Youths in Ibeno protest against oil spills allegedly from ExxonMobil facilities; company denies spills are from their facility

Author: Okon Bassey, This Day (Nigeria)

"Nigeria ExxonMobil Denies Oil Spills in Ibeno As Youths Protest, Block Workers At...", 21 July 2017...

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24 July 2017

TITAN Cement Company S.A. did not respond to EIPR rejoinder

Author: TITAN Cement

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited TITAN Cement Company S.A. to respond to EIPR's rejoinder. TITAN Cement stated that it will not provide a response.

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