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13 June 2017

Business contributing to attacks & helping protect defenders is one of most urgent issues in business & human rights, says UN Working Group

Author: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

"Human rights defenders and civic space –  the business & human rights dimension", Jun 2017...

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7 June 2017

CIVICUS 2017 State of Civil Society Report explores relationship between civil society & private sector

Author: CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

"2017 State of Civil Society Report: Civil Society and the Private Sector"...

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7 June 2017

US/Angola: Rafael Marques de Morais, Angolan human rights journalist, is a 2017 Democracy Award Honoree of the National Endowment for Democracy

Author: National Endowment for Democracy (USA)

"2017 Democracy Award Honoree-Rafael Marques de Morais, Angola", June 2017...

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11 May 2017

The dubious friends of Donald trump: King of Diamonds

Author: ZEMBLA -Onderzoeksjournalistiek

Although still in its early days, Donald Trump's presidency is coming under fire...In the second part of our programme about Donald Trump's controversial friends, we will set our sights on the Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev, who is controversial...

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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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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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2 April 2017

Communities say situation in Marange has not improved since ZCDC took over diamond mining activities

Author: Joy Mabenge & Karen Hudlet (BHRRC) and Nyaradzo Mutonhori & Tafadzwa Dhlakama (ZELA)

"Diamonds are not all girls' best friends", 3 April 2017...

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28 March 2017

Blog: Shrinking civic freedoms - How does this affect businesses, and what role can they play?

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in World Economic Forum Agenda

"Civil rights are under attack. Here’s why the business world should care", 27 Mar 2017...

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13 February 2017

So. Africa: Alternative Mining Indaba calls for domestication of Africa Mining Vision; communities impacted by mining say govts. must do more to protect them

The Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (EJN of FOCCISA), in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), South...

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8 February 2017

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Swedwatch calls for urgent revision of Kimberley Process to address widespread child labour in diamond supply chains

Swedwatch calls in its report for an urgent revision of the Kimberley Process to address widespread child labour in diamond supply chains. ...

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