Displacement

"Four Human Rights Issues Every Food and Agriculture Company Needs to Understand", Peter Nestor, BSR Insight, 12 Feb 2013
"This article reviews four risks and impacts in the agriculture supply chain through a human rights lens...Land Conversion and Resettlement...Food Security and Biofuels Production..."

"Investors running wild on land: the threats posed by international investment agreements", Traidcraft, Jan 2013

“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 and 5.

“Businesses’ human rights responsibilities”, Corinne Lewis, partner Lex Justi, in Forced Migration Review, Dec 2012

“What should companies do when states offer prime land on a platter?” Salil Tripathi, Wambui Kimathi, Institute for Human Rights & Business, in Guardian (UK), 6 Mar 2012

“Cambodia: Forced evictions at Borei Keila, Phnom Penh "fail to respect" business & human rights, says NGO - developer Phan Imex invited to respond, but does not”, Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 25 Jan 2012

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11 February 2013

Four Human Rights Issues Every Food and Agriculture Company Needs to Understand

Author: Peter Nestor, BSR Insight

When the United Nations endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...businesses in nearly every industry took a more serious look at their human rights impacts. For food, beverage, and agriculture companies, labor rights are often...

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30 January 2013

[PDF] Investors running wild on land: the threats posed by international investment agreements

Author: Traidcraft

[PDF] Against the backdrop of the ever-present challenge offood security in the 21st century, large tracts of land are being bought up by foreign investors around the globe with little attention being paid to the governance of these deals. Known by...

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Article
1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be...

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Article
1 December 2012

Businesses’ human rights responsibilities

Author: Corinne Lewis, partner Lex Justi, in Forced Migration Review

There is no international human rights law standard that expressly prohibits businesses’ arbitrary displacement of persons. Businesses do, however, have the responsibility to avoid infringements of human rights that could lead to displacement and also...

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Article
6 March 2012

What should companies do when states offer prime land on a platter?

Author: Salil Tripathi, Wambui Kimathi, Institute for Human Rights & Business, in Guardian [UK]

[F]or...companies investing in Africa, what...should be done when states offer prime land on a platter?...To ensure that the process of acquiring or using land is transparent, and in keeping with international human rights principles, the UN's Food...

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25 January 2012

Cambodia: Forced evictions at Borei Keila, Phnom Penh "fail to respect" business & human rights, says NGO - developer Phan Imex invited to respond, but does not

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 3 January more than 200 homes in the Borei Keila neighborhood of Phnom Penh were demolished with the presence and support of police and security guards of the developer Phan Imex. Although Phan Imex had agreed to build ten buildings to house the...

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