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Africa: Columnist says political will necessary for successful implementation of proposed policy on business & human rights
Author: Romola Adeola, in The Conversation (So. Africa)
"Why the African Union must press ahead with a business and human rights policy"...
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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Overcoming unequal access to information - frequent barrier to remedy for victims of corporate abuse
Author: Elodie Aba, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[I]nequality in access to information reinforces the existing imbalance of power between victims and companies, denying to victims information required to file a case or prove their claims. ..[G]ranting access to evidence can rectify the imbalance......
New Report by Global Witness & Finance Uncovered says Shell and Eni were involved in a corrupt oil deal which deprived the Nigerian people of more than $1.1 billion
A new report by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered reveals how Shell and Eni allegedly participated in a vast bribery scheme for one of Africa’s most valuable oil blocks, known as OPL 245 in Nigeria. Top executives at Shell allegedly knew that money...
Nigeria: NGO says 10 months after govt.'s launch of Shell oil spills clean up in Ogoniland, "not a drop of oil cleaned"
Author: Ben Ezeamalu, Premium Times (Nigeria)
"10 months after Nigerian govt’s launch of Ogoni clean-up, ‘not a drop of oil cleaned’ – Group", 5 April 2017...
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Author: Latin Post (USA)
"Shell Company To Start Clean-Up Operation For 2008 Nigerian Oil Spill", 27 March 2017...
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