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Author: PeaceLab 2016: Isabel Ebert, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, & Dr. Maximilian Spohr, Menschenrechtsreferent der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
Wirtschaftsunternehmen können in Krisenregionen ihren politischen Einfluss dazu nutzen, demokratische und rechtsstaatliche Strukturen zu fördern. Die neuen Leitlinien können einen Anstoß dazu geben, Unternehmen eine deutlich größere Rolle in der...
Afghanistan: Global Witness report says mining of precious stone is fueling conflicts & Chinese companies are in position to end them
"…[M]ining of the precious stone is funding illegal armed groups and driving extremism and corruption in…[Afghanistan], a two-year investigation by Global Witness… has revealed. China – as the major end market for the stone – is in a strong position...
UAE: Abu Dhabi Dialogue convenes senior officials from Asia and the Gulf to discuss cooperation on labour mobility and recruitment
Author: Emirates 24/7
"UAE to host Abu Dhabi Dialogue meetings", 10 May 2016....
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Report calls for private military & security companies (PMSCs) to be banned from operating in conflict zones
"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"
Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...
“TTIPing Away the Ladder: How the EU-US trade deal could undermine the Sustainable Development Goals”, 1 Sep 2015...
China: Public consultation begins for the Chinese guidelines for mineral supply chain, comments before 31 October
Report analyses natural resource contracts as tools for managing respect for rights by mining sector
Author: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften für Rohstoffe (BGR) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
...This study examines the different types of legal regimes governing mining projects in 18 countries around the world with a particular emphasis on the key provisions in mining contracts as well as in law where countries have adopted a licensing...
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