UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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27 September 2019
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Author: Treaty Alliance Deutschland

September 2019 ...Der Revised Draft pra?zisiert den im Juli 2018 vero?ffentlichten Entwurf (?Zero Draft“) und hat in vielen Punkten an Stringenz und Klarheit gewonnen. Er orientiert sich explizit und konzeptionell eng an den UN-Leitprinzipien fu?r ...

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18 September 2019

Companies clarify position on Swiss mandatory human rights due diligence initiative

The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) - a popular political initiative launched by an NGO coalition in 2015 seeking to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for Swiss companies - has been making its way through the Swiss...

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15 September 2019
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13 September 2019

Amnesty International report finds arms companies failing to address human rights risks; incl. co comments

The defence sector plays an important yet often overlooked role in the supply of military goods and services to countries involved in committing human rights violations, argues Amnesty International. For their report "Outsourcing Responsibilty", the...

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13 September 2019

NSO group develops human rights policy, vowing to abide by UN Guiding Principles, but human rights watchdogs are sceptical

Author: Steven Scheer, Reuters

"Cyber firm NSO vows to tackle human rights misuse", 10 Sep 2019...

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11 September 2019

Legal Liability for Business Human Rights Abuses under the Revised Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Author: Carlos Lopez, International Commission of Jurists

The?revised draft?of an international treaty on the issue of business and human rights, released on 16 July 2019, represents a huge step forward in relation to the so-called “zero draft” published in 2018.??The revised draft makes crucial choices that...

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10 September 2019

USA: Meat & poultry workers experience dangerous working conditions & high rates of injury; incl. company responses

Author: Human Rights Watch

Trump administration policies threaten to worsen the already dangerous conditions for meatpacking workers in the?United States, Human Rights Watch said... [The report]...?describes alarmingly high rates of serious injury and chronic illness among...

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights gendered human rights impacts of private military and security companies

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination", 29 July 2019...

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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5 September 2019

Tanzania: Study concludes mining companies should go beyond voluntary efforts & ensure they 'do no harm' to local communities

IPIS has published a report, presenting a bird’s-eye view on communities’ relations with industrial miners in northwest Tanzania. The study concludes that mining companies have taken the first steps towards gaining social licenses to operate. However,...

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