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30 August 2016
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29 August 2016

Mexico: Over 60 cases of alleged corporate abuse documented in advance of UN Working Group visit

More than 100 NGOs and social movements in Mexico document cases of corporate abuse in different sectors: mining, energy, oil & gas, agribusiness, construction, among others. The report, compiling 68 cases, is presented in the context of the...

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28 August 2016
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Más de 100 organizaciones y movimientos sociales en México se unieron en el marco de la visita oficial a México del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos para documentar casos de abusos a derechos humanos de diferentes sectores (minería,...

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24 August 2016
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24 August 2016

How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?

Author: Colleen Theron, CLT EnviroLaw

"How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?", 3 Aug 2016...

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24 August 2016
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Author: Alioune Badara Ciss, Le Quotidien (Sénégal)

"Prise en charge des plaintes des victimes dans l’exploitation minière : Vers la création de mécanismes non-juridictionnels", 23 août 2016...

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24 August 2016

Mexico: Key issues & recommendations ahead of visit by UN Working Group on business and human rights

The official visit of the UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights to Mexico will take place from 29 August to 7 September. It coincides with the first steps taken by the government to develop a National Action Plan on Business & Human...

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19 August 2016

Australia: Civil society urges govt. to develop Natl. Action Plan on business & human rights

According to civil society actors, the current situation shows that Australian corporations are involved in human rights abuses and the government should take practical steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)...

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15 August 2016

South Africa: Amnesty International report criticises Lonmin for not meeting its housing promise for Marikana miners; says govt. not enforcing compliance; includes company components

Amnesty International has published a report on Lonmin's failure to comply with it's obligations under the company’s 2006 Social and Labour Plan, where the company promised to build 5,500 houses for its employees by 2012. By 2011, 3 housing units had...

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8 August 2016

Commentary explains how UN Guiding Principles & Intl. Bar Association guidance apply to law firms

Author: Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting

“Respecting business and human rights: IBA's guidance on applying the UN Guiding Principles”, 11 Jul 2016...

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