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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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19 October 2017

Lawsuit against Boliden over export of toxic waste to Chile & its health impact on Arica residents starts in Sweden

Author: Radio Sweden

"Swedish mining company Boliden in court over toxic waste in Chile", 17 Oct 2017...

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19 October 2017
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Author: Reinhard Wolff, taz

"Musterprozess zu Umweltvergiftung: Spielen auf den Giftmüllbergen", 17 Oktober 2017...

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19 October 2017
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Author: El Mostrador (Chile)

"Comienza juicio de chilenos en contra de empresa sueca que dejó residuos tóxicos en Arica en los 80´", 17 de octubre de 2017...

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18 October 2017

Commentary: Governments have the tools, now they must deliver an international agreement on modern slavery

Author: Phil Bloomer & Sharan Burrow on Equal Times (Belgium)

...Last month, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC) published a report, "Modern slavery in company operations and supply chains: mandatory transparency, mandatory due diligence and...

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18 October 2017

Documentary film director testifies as a witness in Swedish lawsuit against Boliden over allegations of firm dumping toxic waste in Chile

Author: Laika Film

"Film director in court as landmark legal case begins",  16 Oct 2017...

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12 October 2017

Joint letter to European Commission calls for an EU action plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Author: Lilianne Ploumen, Ulla Tørnæs, Brian Mikkelsen, Ann Linde

"Joint letter from the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France and Denmark to Frans Timmermans about the missing EU Action Plan on RBC", September 2017...

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22 September 2017

Agro EcoEnergy sues Tanzania after govt. cancels project due to concerns over human rights impacts

Author: Kaitlin Cordes & Jesse Coleman, Earth Institute, Columbia University (USA)

"Not So Sweet: Tanzania Confronts Arbitration over Large-Scale Sugarcane and Ethanol Project"...

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22 August 2017

NGOs release updated assessment of national action plans on business & human rights

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, European Coalition for Corporate Justice & Dejusticia

"Assessments of existing national action plans (NAPs) on business & human rights," August 2017...

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26 July 2017

WWF analysis shows EU's biggest investors need to do more to align with Paris Agreement

Author: World Wildlife Fund (Switzerland)

"Biggest EU investors are partly aligned with Paris Agreement but more efforts needed", 4 July 2017...

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