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1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights...,...

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1 April 2013

[PDF] Enforcing Human Rights Law by New Means

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

[The third part of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights’ annual report focuses on “Impunity in Colombia: Persecution of Trade Unionists and the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations”, and the fourth part addresses “Business...

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27 March 2013

ICC Prosecutor Reaffirms Commitment to Investigating the Link Between Business and International Crimes at the Paris Conference on International Corporate Liability in Conflict Zones, 21 March 2013

Author: Global Diligence

A high-level conference…last week saw the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court [ICC], ambassadors, senior executives, corporate lawyers and NGO representatives discuss issues of international corporate liability in conflict zones. Topics...

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1 January 2013

Rio Tinto guide on "integrating human rights into communities & social performance work"

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Why human rights matter: Background reader

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

The aim of this reader is to help practitioners to deepen their knowledge about human rights in the natural resources context...The reader...has six main sections: What are human rights?...Business and human rights...Human rights in Communities work.....

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1 October 2012

Trade Union Violence in Colombia as Crime against Humanity

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

ECCHR together with the Colombian human rights organization CAJAR and the Colombian trade union confederation...submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)...requesting action on violence against...

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1 October 2012

[PDF] Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and Japan

Author: Jörg Polakiewicz, Nagoya University

The paper provides an analysis and overview over the existing human rights standards relating to business...It also analyses existing law and practice regarding civil and criminal liability of corporations...in Europe and [USA]...[as well as] Japan’s...

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1 June 2012

[PDF] Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability - EJOLT Report No. 4

Author: Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of massive environmental damage and human rights violations, resulting from the operation of multinational corporations (MNCs)....

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Corporate Liability of Energy/Natural Resources Companies at National Law for Breach of International Human Rights Norms

Author: Oliver Salas

While there are established rules to invoke the liability of States for their breach of international law obligations, there is no equivalent to hold corporations liable for violating human rights norms...[T]he lack of obvious international remedies...

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14 November 2011

Angola: Criminal Complaint Lodged Charging Generals With Crimes Against Humanity

Author: Rafael Marques de Morais, allAfrica.com

Angolan anti-corruption campaigner Rafael Marques de Morais has filed a criminal complaint with the attorney-general of Angola against two diamond mining companies and their directors, who include top military officers. Marques...alleges that the...

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