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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The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence – Just the Beginning

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence – Just the Beginning - Jun 16 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict that took place this week in London was the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject. Global Diligence LLP intern Stella Stathis reports from the three-day event. Co-chaired by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy to the High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina […]

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Global Diligence LLP Participates at the ASEAN CSR Network Forum on Anti-Corruption and CSR in Yangon, Myanmar

Global Diligence LLP Participates at the ASEAN CSR Network Forum on Anti-Corruption and CSR in Yangon, Myanmar - Mar 20 2014

On 18 March 2014 in Yangon, the ASEAN CSR Network held the final in a series of three regional meetings of the Forum on Anti-Corruption at the Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). Previous meetings were held in the Philippines and Malaysia. The Forum was intended to introduce international principles and frameworks on anti-corruption, […]

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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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Global Diligence LLP participates in the Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Paris, 26-27 June 2013

Global Diligence LLP participates in the Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Paris, 26-27 June 2013 - Jul 01 2013

Global Diligence LLP’s partners participated at the inaugural Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, held at the OECD conference centre in Paris last week on the 26-27 June. Over 500 delegates from the private and public sector came to debate the emerging principles and standards relating to the social risks of commercial operations. The parameters of […]

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Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Doing Business in Conflict-Affected Countries. 29 April 10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm GMT)

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Doing Business in Conflict-Affected Countries. 29 April 10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm GMT) - Apr 12 2013

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and Maplecroft, with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will address how businesses can operate responsibly in conflict-affected or fragile countries and weak governance zones to ensure that operations contribute to peace-building rather than aggravate tensions and instigate conflicts. The webinar will also explore suggested best practices to […]

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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

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 - Apr 10 2013

A high-level conference held at the French Foreign Ministry last week saw the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ambassadors, senior executives, corporate lawyers and NGO representatives discuss issues of international corporate liability in conflict zones. Topics ranged from general discussions of the standard-setting importance of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) to specific examples […]

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