Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times

Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times - Nov 22 2016

Thierry Cruvellier’s op-ed for the New York Times – “The ICC, Out of Africa” – made it to the front page of the print edition (no easy task on the day before the US election). The article details the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) struggle to gain legitimacy and to build trust, particularly amongst some Africa […]

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Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy

Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy - Sep 15 2016

Today the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court signalled that she will no longer stand by as kleptocratic dictatorships and businesses commit mass human rights violations in the name of profit. For the first time in history, an international criminal court will prioritise crimes within its jurisdiction that are committed by means of or result […]

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Global Diligence partner testifies before US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee

Global Diligence partner testifies before US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee - Aug 26 2015

On 21 August 2015, Global Diligence partner, Richard J Rogers, testified before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sub-Committee on Asia and Pacific. Rogers was one of six experts who provided evidence at a hearing on ‘Property Rights and Development in South East Asia.’ Five US Congressmen attended the hearing, including Chairman Ed Royce – […]

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U.S. / Africa Leaders Summit: challenges for investment, development and the rule of law

U.S. / Africa Leaders Summit: challenges for investment, development and the rule of law - Aug 11 2014

An historic meeting was held last week in Washington D.C., the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The purpose of the three-day event was to showcase U.S. commitment to investment in Africa. President Obama spoke of companies’ “exciting new partnerships and initiatives…that will create more economic opportunities for both Africans and Americans.” Meanwhile, activists were holding a parallel […]

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Some thoughts on a binding Business and Human Rights treaty…

Some thoughts on a binding Business and Human Rights treaty… - Jul 12 2014

On 24th June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a historic resolution to start a process for a legally binding international instrument on regulating transnational corporations’ practices. Officially entitled “Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights” (A/HRC/26/L.22), the resolution was […]

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The continuing relevance for corporates of the UN Global Compact.

The continuing relevance for corporates of the UN Global Compact. - Jun 19 2014

It has been over a decade since the launch of the UN Global Compact, one of the core sets of international principles regarding corporate social responsibility. Its ten principles address the environmental, social and governance issues such as human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. The Global Compact has garnered much support since its inception in […]

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Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw

Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw - Mar 09 2014

All three Global Diligence Partners will be in South East Asia over the coming two weeks for client meetings and business development. Alex is working on a transitional justice project with Queen’s University Belfast, centred on the role of lawyers in six different conflict-affected societies. Joining Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder, Alex has […]

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Branson at Davos: business must respect human rights – ‘where society thrives, so does business’

Branson at Davos: business must respect human rights – ‘where society thrives, so does business’ - Jan 23 2014

Richard Branson is well known for making money. As he has said, he has enough to last him a lifetime. Perhaps that gives him the luxury of preaching to the unconverted when in comes to human rights, some might say. Nevertheless, he remains a recognisable global entrepreneur, famous for making good ideas successful. So when […]

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Myanmar – Nov 2013: Global Diligence and GRET undertook an evaluation mission on Responsible Business Conduct

Myanmar – Nov 2013: Global Diligence and GRET undertook an evaluation mission on Responsible Business Conduct - Jan 16 2014

Global Diligence and GRET conducted a scoping mission on behalf of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at assessing the needs of the Burnese civil society on Corporate Accountability issues. The mission delegates met with the French Ambassador, several representatives of international and national NGOs, trade unions, business associations and foreign investors. The mission […]

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Myanmar – Oct 2013 – Global Diligence and GRET organised Daw Khine Khine Nwe’s (RUMFCCI) official visit in France

Myanmar – Oct 2013 – Global Diligence and GRET organised Daw Khine Khine Nwe’s (RUMFCCI) official visit in France - Jan 16 2014

Daw Khine Khine Nwe heads the CSR Unit of the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RUMFCCI). She is also a member of the Myanmar Investment Commission. Daw Khine Khine Nwe participated in the World Forum in Lille and met with representatives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

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