Africa


Democratic Republic of Congo

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto”, Rio Tinto in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013
[see case study 9]

"New Guardian film showcases ongoing abuse of civilians in eastern Congo's mines", Global Witness in Guardian (UK), 16 Sep 2011
[calls for US regulations on "conflict minerals" from DRC to reflect UN Guiding Principles]

Côte d'Ivoire

"Danish dairy firm Arla Foods commits to undertake human rights due diligence in line with UN Guiding Principles", Copenhagen Post (Denmark) 12 Jan 2014
[Includes human rights impact assessments in Ivory Coast and Nigeria]


Guinea

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto”, Rio Tinto in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013
[see case study 4]

 

Kenya

"Training emerging market companies on human rights – Lessons from Kenya", twentyfifty, Apr 2014

"Madeleine Koalick: Assessing Corporate Human Rights Impacts – Lessons from [Kuoni in] Kenya", Madeleine Koalick, twentyfifty, on Business Fights Poverty blog, 28 Jun 2013

“Assessing human rights impact – Kenya Pilot Report”, Kuoni Travel, Nov 2012

“Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research”, Shift, Pacific Institute, Aug 2012
[refers to right to water in Kenya]

"Civil Society Organizations Convening on Business and Human Rights: The Extractive Industry in Kenya", Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, 19-20 Jun 2012


Mozambique

"Mozambique: Role of Business in Human Rights Discussed"
AllAfrica, 17 Sep 2013

Nigeria

"Danish dairy firm Arla Foods commits to undertake human rights due diligence in line with UN Guiding Principles", Copenhagen Post (Denmark) 12 Jan 2014
[Includes human rights impact assessments in Ivory Coast and Nigeria]


South Africa

"South African companies call for more training & engagement on business and human rights", National Business Initiative/UN Global Compact South Africa, 22 Apr 2014


Tanzania

“Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research”, Shift, Pacific Institute, Aug 2012
[refers to pollution from mining in Tanzania]


Zimbabwe

"New goals set for human rights and business"
Paloma Munoz Quick, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 26 Jun 2013
Multi-stakeholder forum on UN Guiding Principles identifies 80 business & human rights recommendations for the mining sector. Full list of recommendations here.

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto”, Rio Tinto in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013
[see case study 2]

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