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21 September 2017

Direct obligation of transnatl. corporations & accountability of multi-stakeholder companies should be included in scope of proposed binding treaty, says HOMA

Author: HOMA - Human Rights and Business Centre

"New elements for the UN Business and Human Rights Treaty", 5 Jul 2017...

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20 September 2017

Union of Concerned Scientists-led study quantifies impacts of emissions of major fossil fuel producers on global temperature & sea level rise

A Union of Concerned Scientists-led study released in September 2017 analyzes and quantifies the climate change impacts of carbon dioxide and methane emissions traced to specific fossil fuel companies. Based on an analysis of two time periods (1880 -...

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18 September 2017

So. Africa: Govt. says Lonmin in breach of some of its social & labour obligations; company requests time extension to redress the situation

Author: Phila Mzamo, Mining News (South Africa)

"Lonmin is said to breach social plan needed for mining license", 18 Sept 2017...

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18 September 2017
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11 September 2017

3 major legal actions against companies to reframe climate change as a human rights emergency

Author: Guardian (UK)

"The Guardian view on climate change: see you in court - Editorial", 10 Sep 2017...

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11 September 2017

Australia: Victoria state govt. to introduce regulatory licensing scheme to tackle exploitation of workers by labour hire companies

Author: Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker, The Age (Victoria)

"Victoria to introduce tough new laws, penalties over exploitation of vulnerable workers", 10 September 2017...

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10 September 2017

So. Africa: NGO report says at least 56% of those living near DRD Gold mine dumps suffer from respiratory problems; includes response from company

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to inhale’, a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg. The communities in and surrounding Soweto, studied were Riverlea, Diepkloof, Meadowlands and...

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8 September 2017
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Author: Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

"Los derechos humanos y las empresas transnacionales y otras empresas", 18 julio 2017...

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8 September 2017
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Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

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8 September 2017
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Author: Groupe de travail de l'ONU sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme

« Rapport du Groupe de travail sur la question des droits  de l’homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises », 18 juillet 2017...

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