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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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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
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Author: Peter von Hartlieb-Wallthor (EnergieAgentur NRW), Dr. Herwig Marbler (DERA)

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20 September 2017

New report highlights reprisals faced by human rights defenders who cooperate with UN

Author: UNOG Information Services, OHCHR (Switzerland)

"Report highlights rising reprisals against human rights defenders cooperating with the UN", 20 Sep 2017...

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15 August 2017

Workshops equiping African lawyers on responsible business practices, incl. UN Guiding Principles

Author: Allen & Overy (UK)

"Supporting African advisers on responsible business: A&O and A4ID partner with the East Africa Law Society to deliver workshops for African lawyers on business and human rights"...

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19 June 2017

East Africa: Initiative to phase out use of mercury in artisanal mining will reduce health & environmental hazards

Author: Kennedy Senelwa, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"East Africa leads efforts to cut use of mercury in mining"...

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18 April 2017

An upcoming publication highlights the difficulty for business to operate responsibly in complex and crisis-conflict contexts

Author: Katinka Van Cranenburgh, Linkedin.com

"Business responsibilities in times of war and peace: the case of Heineken in Central Africa", 24 March 20174...

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9 February 2017

2016 - Assembly & association rights take centre stage despite shrinking civic space, reports UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of association

Author: Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

...Despite its myriad troubles, 2016 was also a year where people came out in nearly unprecedented numbers in an attempt to address our problems – through organizing in their communities, through protest, through political engagement, through labor...

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3 February 2017

African govts. increasingly censoring Internet with shutdowns - NGO says telecom firms can be allies to open Internet

Author: Lungelo Shezi, htxt.africa (South Africa)

The siege on internet freedom: How African governments are tightening their grips, 31 Jan. 2017...

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25 January 2017

Africa: How the Great Lakes region mineral certification seeks to deter child labour in mines & trade in conflict minerals

Author: Oil in Uganda

"Uganda To Commence UCGLR Mineral Certification"...

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