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Coalition of NGOs launch online platform tracking states' legal initiatives on corporate accountability & access to remedy
Author: ICAR, ECCJ, CORE Coalition, Above Ground and Public Eye
Commentary: Hardening law & managing multidisciplinary, intl. legal risk - key themes at the UN Forum
Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Hogan Lovells
This week, the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva brought together representatives of business, government and civil society for three days of open, frank and constructive dialogue. Three messages came across loud and clear – businesses...
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Commentary: France & UK: Exploring current patterns & future developments in corporate due diligence law
Author: Paul Bowden, Julie Chapuy, Jess Steele & Michael Quayle, Business and Human Rights Journal
"Business and Human Rights: Prevailing Trends and Future Developments", 28 Nov 2017...
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Ease of doing business not matched by civic freedoms: Managing risk goes beyond an assessment of regulation and property rights
Author: Mauricio Lazala, in the Financial Times (UK)
This month El Salvador, Thailand, India and Uzbekistan were recognised among the year’s top 10 improvers in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings.Among other things, this signals simpler regulation and stronger protection of property rights...
Nigeria: Amnesty publishes evidence of alleged complicity of Shell in silencing protesters & urges UK, Nigeria & Netherlands to consider criminal investigation; Shell denies allegations
Author: Hannah Summers, The Guardian (UK)
"Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria", 28 Nov 2017...
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Author: CSR News
Shell habe die Niederschlagung von Protesten in den Ölfördergebieten im Niger-Delta durch die damalige Militärregierung befürwortet und aktiv unterstützt, erklärte die Menschenrechtsorganisation am Dienstag in einem Bericht. Dafür müsse der britisch...
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Commentary: UK: Court ruling expands scope of parent company liability for human rights impacts of foreign subsidiaries
Author: Peter Hood & Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Business and Human Rights Journal
"How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta?", 26 Nov 2017...
UK: Transparency advocates and civil society call on the govt. to maintain momentum on oil and mining disclosures
Author: Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
Leading advocates of country-by-country payments to governments reporting by oil, gas and mining companies have joined Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK in calling on the United Kingdom government to continue to lead the global push for greater...