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11 December 2017

All that glitters is not gold: Shining a light on supply chain disclosure in the jewellery sector.

Author: Ardea International

This report focuses on the jewellery sector. We have included eight of the major jewellers in the UK, namely the Signet Group (and the companies under its control, as listed in the table in this report), Tiffany & Co., Goldsmiths, Links, F. Hinds,...

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8 November 2017

Sierra Leone: Report finds investors failed to conduct human rights due diligence prior to exiting development project; incl. company comments

Swedwatch's report entitled 'No Business, no rights: Human rights impacts when land investments fail to include responsible exit strategies. The case of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone', alleges that Swedish DFI Swedfund, and the Dutch equivalent FMO...

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30 October 2017

AML former subsidiary company taken to London court on behalf of 41 people from Sierra Leone over alleged company involvement in "deadly police crackdown" against workers in 2012

Author: Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian (UK)

"Mining company accused over deadly police crackdown in Sierra Leone", 25 Oct 2017...

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27 October 2017

UK High Court hears evidence in lawsuit against African Minerals over alleged complicity in killings & eviction of villagers in Sierra Leone

Author: Rebecca Ratcliffe, Guardian (UK)

" Mining company accused over deadly police crackdown in Sierra Leone ", 26 Oct 2017...

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1 August 2017

Land grabbing & human rights: Report examines role of European corporate & financial entities

In May 2016 the report "Land Grabbing and Human Rights: The Involvement of European Corporate and Financial Entities in Land Grabbing outside the European Union" was published on behalf of the European Parliament. The report examines cases of land...

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1 August 2017
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Im Mai 2016 wurde im Auftrag des Europäischen Parlaments die Studie „Land Grabbing and Human Rights: The Involvement of European Corporate and Financial Entities in Land Grabbing outside the European Union“ veröffentlicht. Die Publikation dokumentiert...

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6 June 2017
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Author: AFP

"Des ONG manifestent à l'AG de Bolloré à Paris contre la pollution en Afrique et en Asie", 31 mai 2017...

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9 May 2017

Commentary: Legal empowerment of local communities is a powerful tool to address climate change

Author: Vivek Maru, Namati, on Wired (USA)

"To stop the relentless march of climate change we must empower those most at risk", 21 Apr 2017...

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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6 January 2017

Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...

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