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Author: Global Witness (United Kingdom)
In 2016, at least 200 land and environmental defenders were murdered – the deadliest year on record. Not only is this trend growing, it’s spreading – killings were dispersed across 24 countries, compared to 16 in 2015. With many killings unreported,...
- Related stories: New Global Witness report finds govts., businesses & investors are fueling violence against defenders, 200 of whom were killed in 2016
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
- Related companies: Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Axis Bank BHP Billiton BNDES Coal India (CIL) Energy Transfer Partners Finnfund FMO Glencore Jindal Los Encinos San Miguel Corporation SOCO International South Eastern Coalfields Limited (part of Coal India Limited) Vedanta Resources Yes Bank
OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct highlights trend towards firmer regulations for businesses on human rights
New report examines restrictions placed on civil society in the context of natural resource exploitation; analyses role of business
Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt and Christian Schliemann, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
"Supporting civil society under pressure – lessons from natural resource exploitation", June 2017...
- Related in-depth areas: Human rights defenders
Author: UN Human Rights Council
"Business and human rights: Mandate of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 19 June 2017...
EU needs to enforce common health & environmental standards to support food industry in developing a sustainable food system, says scholar
Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer
"Cheap meat is bigger problem for climate and health", 26 June 2017...
Author: Ping Manongdo, Eco-Business
"The value of SDG-focused business models", 4 Jul 2017...
- Related companies: Unilever
Multinationals lobby UN to not list tax avoidance as target in Sustainable Development Goals, say advocates of global tax reform
Author: Tom Murphy, Humanosphere (USA)
"Corporations secretly lobbying UN to allow tax avoidance in its anti-poverty agenda", 23 Jun 2017...
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights released a statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlighting the role of business in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Working Group emphasized the UN Guiding...
UNCTAD & African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States release Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking; highlight role of investment in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals
Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses
Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017
"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...