Author: Lucy Siegle, The Guardian (UK)
“The eco guide to fast fashion”, 23 Apr 2017...
Author: Accountability Counsel
"Livelihoods lost - Caracol Industrial Park", Apr 2017...
Indonesia: Court orders local govt. to review palm oil plantation permits & hold companies accountable for 2015 deforestation fires
Author: Friends of the Earth, on EcoWatch
"Historic Verdict in Indonesia’s Fight Against Deforestation", 5 Apr 2017...
Open letter to the European Commission: High time to impose transparency in the garment supply chain
Author: Clean Clothes Campaign
...The lack of public data on the garment supply chain has been a strong barrier to the improvement of working conditions and to securing respect for human rights... The time has come for the European Commission to develop a smart mix of rules that...
US jury decides not to award damages in Ecuadorans' test case against DynCorp over impact of chemical spraying in Colombia
Author: Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune (USA)
"Law Profs Say Gun Makers Should Be Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting", 19 Apr 2017 [subscription required]...
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China: Court accepts case of man suing 2 polluting steel companies & local environmental authorities over daughters’ leukemia
US Govt. signals it may reverse domestic steps on extractive industry revenue transparency - move is counter to global trend
Author: Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Advisor at Global Witness, on Global Anticorruption Blog
The U.S. Retreat from Extractive Industry Transparency–What Next?, 13 Apr 2017...
USA: UN experts warn state bills criminalising protest would jeopardise rights of those opposing pipelines, supporting indigenous rights
Author: Sheryl Estrada, DiversityInc (USA)
U.N. Experts Warn ‘Undemocratic’ Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech, 18 Apr 2017...
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Uganda: Local farmers failure to support rice project attributed to lack of information, including by the prospective investor
The failure by local farmers to support a rice project has been blamed for failure to adequately consult the local community and provide information, including the details of the prospective private investor.