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6 March 2017

So. Africa: 14 suspected illegal miners killed; police say "mass killing could be linked to rival gangs involved in illegal mining"

Author: Victor Magwedze & Tara Penny, EyeWitness News (South Africa)

"Police find bodies of 8 more murdered illegal miners", 6 March 2017...

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6 March 2017

So. Africa: NGOs take minister & Exxaro to court over proposed coal-fired plant; judgement reserved in country's first climate change case

Author: BizCommunity (South Africa)

"Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case", 6 March 2017...

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Article
3 March 2017

Commentary: Intl. investment treaties must balance foreign investment protection with human rights interests

Author: Julia Cruz, Harvard Law School on Due Process of Law Foundation Blog

"Putting the pieces together: human rights and investment law", 28 Feb 2017...

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27 February 2017

So. Africa: Five-year-old boy falls into disused mine shaft; community members protest against non rehabilitation of the mine shaft

Author: Pelane Phakgadi, EyeWitness News (South Africa)

"Rescue bid underway for boy (5) in Boksburg mineshaft", 27 Feb 2017 ...

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27 February 2017

Xenophobic attacks in So. Africa trigger retaliation against MTN office in Nigeria; So. African Govt. calls for calm & restraint

Xenophobic attacks erupted in South Africa two weeks ago and the violence continues. Houses were burnt down, and shops and other businesses were looted and vandalized in different parts of mainly Gauteng province. Nigerian nationals were allegedly...

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24 February 2017

CIVICUS highlights challenging regulatory environment of CSOs & calls for collective response

Author: CIVICUS

"Contested and under pressure: A snapshot of the enabling environment of civil society in 22 countries", February 2017...

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23 February 2017

Corporate Readiness and the Human Rights Risks of Applying FPIC in the Global Mining Industry

Author: Deanna Kemp, John R. Owen (University of Queensland), Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

As indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their individual and collective rights, the topic of free prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been pushed to the forefront of debates about resource development…The relevance of FPIC to mining is...

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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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21 February 2017

So. Africa: Mine worker killed in tram accident at South Deep Gold Mine

Author: ENCA (South Africa)

"Mine worker killed in tram accident at South Deep", 16 Feb 2017...

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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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