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24 February 2017

CEO activism & the impact of social media in the Trump era

Author: Jena McGregor, The Washington Post (USA)

“The Cost Of Silence: Why More CEOs Are Speaking Out In The Trump Era”, 21 Feb 2017  ...

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24 February 2017

Kenya: NGOs support court's decision to upholds local govt.'s closure of Bridge International Academies' schools for failure to respect standards

Civil society organisations have termed a court ruling upholding a local government's decision to close Bridge International Schools for lack of compliance with education standards as "landmark". The East African Centre for Human Rights said the...

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24 February 2017

Uganda: Sinohydro sued for using family's rock for dam construction without compensation

Author: Edward Ssekika, Oil in Uganda

"Family Sues Government for Unlawful Use of Rock"...

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24 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights raises concerns about discussion paper on financial sector's human rights responsibilities

The Working Group finds that the Discussion Paper provides some useful practical considerations for banks in certain situations where they may be directly linked to human rights impacts through the financial products or services they provide to third...

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23 February 2017

Colombia: Institute for Human Rights and Business discusses challenges companies face in transitional justice & peace-building

Author: John Morrison, Institute for Human Rights and Business

“Colombia: A new social contract?”- 22 February, 2017...

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23 February 2017

Cambodia: Land rights activist Tep Vanny sentenced to 2.5 years in prison over charges related to a 2013 protest

Author: Sek Odom, Cambodia Daily

“Activist Tep Vanny Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Prison”...

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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

FAQs: French corporate duty of vigilance law

Author: European Coalition on Corporate Justice (Belgium)

The question of what should be the legal obligations on business to ensure respect for human rights throughout their activities and business relationships is at the centre of the business and human rights debate.  In the past years, this question has...

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23 February 2017

Paper calls for open coordination on implementing UN Guiding Principles in EU

Author: Daniel Augenstein, Tilburg Law School, Mark Dawson, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Pierre Thielbörger, Ruhr University Bochum

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23 February 2017

Report: European Investment Bank allegedly fails to safeguard vulnerable groups, including refugees, in projects outside EU

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network & Counter Balance

"Here be dragons: How the EU bank's development finance overlooks people at risk", 18 November 2016...

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