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Peru: Civil Society submits report to the UN Human Rights Council about extraterritorial obligations of Chinese companies
“The Peruvian State breaches its duty to protect the human rights of individuals and communities negatively impacted by Chinese mining investments in Peru”...
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- Related companies: China Minmetals Chinalco (Aluminum Corporation of China) Las Bambas (part of MMG) Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) (part of China Minmetals) Rio Blanco Copper (part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd. y Xiamen C&D Coperation Ltd.) Shougang Zijin
Author: Kumar Shailabh, Huffington Post
On 4 May, during India's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, Bulgaria recommended to the government to introduce a child-rights-based approach in all its policies. This was a welcome move that turned the focus to child...
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Human Rights Council renews mandate of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders; affirms defenders must be protected by state & non-state actors
Author: Michael Ineichen, International Service for Human Rights
"HRC34 | Council unites to stand with human rights defenders", 23 Mar 2017...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
Commentary: Companies are protected by human rights law, but enjoy impunity for human rights abuses, say academics
Author: David Whyte, Stefanie Khoury, The Conversation (UK)
"How human rights law has been used to guarantee corporations a ‘right to profit’", 15 March 2017...
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Author: Friends of the Earth International
"UN Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights progressing", 13 Mar 2017...