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21 November 2017
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17 November 2017

Commentary: Banking sector needs to address gaps in access to remedy for human rights abuses

Author: Ryan Brightwell, BankTrack, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Steps forward and steps back on the road to access to remedy in the banking sector", 16 Nov 2017...

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16 November 2017

Dem. Rep of Congo: Industry giants fail to tackle child labour allegations in cobalt battery supply chains says new report

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16 November 2017

Netherlands: National Contact Point accepts first OECD guidelines complaint linked to climate change against ING Bank

On 14 November 2017, the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) accepted the OECD guidelines complaint brought by Greenpeace Netherlands, Oxfam Novib, BankTrack and Milieudefensie, in relation to ING's investments in fossil fuels. ...

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1 November 2017

Coalition of businesses issues joint letter in support of Dutch law introducing a duty of care on child labour

Author: Tony’s Chocolonely, Arte Natuursteenbewerking, ASN Bank, Barry Callebaut, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Fairphone, Heineken, Holland Biodiversity, Marcel Wanders Studio, Max Havelaar, Moooi, Moyee Coffee, Nestlé Nederland, Nova Media, Questionmark, Rabobank Nederland, Raptim Humanitarian Travel, Social Entreprise NL, Squarewise Transitions, The Dutch Weedburger, Verstegen Spices & Sauces, Woningwaard

[Note: This is an unofficial translation of the Dutch letter published on 3 October 2017 which is available here. Background information on the Dutch bill available here.]...

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30 October 2017

E. Africa: Human Rights Impact Assessment highlights importance of country-specific due diligence to protect human rights of coffee sector workers

Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business

"Human Rights Impact Assessment: A report about the East African coffee sector in: Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi"...

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10 October 2017

"Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders"

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders

The work of human rights defenders in the field of business and human rights is crucial to protecting the land and the environment, securing just and safe conditions of work, combating corruption, respecting indigenous...rights and achieving...

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10 October 2017

Africa: A study highlights challenges related to PMSCs operating in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal

Author: Alan Bryden (Ed.), DCAF, Geneva (Switzerland)

"The Privatisation of Security in Africa: Challenges and Lessons from Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal", 2016...

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10 October 2017
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Author: Alan Bryden, Directeur de publication, DCAF, Genève (Suisse)

"La privatisation de la sécurité en Afrique - Défis et enseignements de la Côted'Ivoire, du Mali et du Sénégal", 2016...

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26 September 2017

Commentary: US National Contact Point should be strengthened to drive corporate respect for human rights & facilitate access to remedy

Author: Kindra Mohr, Sarah McGrath & Eric Gottwald, Accountability Council

The United States National Contact Point (U.S. NCP) is meant to act as a complaint mechanism where people harmed by American companies’ activities and operations can bring grievances...[and] plays an important role in clarifying expectations to...

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