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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Industry-Specific Guides on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Employment and Recruitment, ICT, and Oil and Gas Businesses: the Template for a More Practical Approach to Guidance for Companies?

Industry-Specific Guides on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Employment and Recruitment, ICT, and Oil and Gas Businesses: the Template for a More Practical Approach to Guidance for Companies? - Jul 11 2013

In June 2013, the European Commission published three sector-specific guides for businesses implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, written by Shift and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. These guides cover the oil and gas industry, the ICT industry and the employment and recruitment industry. However, they acknowledge that there […]

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The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future

The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future - Apr 19 2013

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their long-awaited opinion in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum brought under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute (‘ATS’). The Court’s nine justices unanimously dismissed the case, striking a decisive blow against Mrs Kiobel and her fellow Nigerian petitioners in their quest to […]

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Barrick Gold to Suspend Construction on Pascua-Lama Mine

Barrick Gold to Suspend Construction on Pascua-Lama Mine - Apr 14 2013

Toronto-based Barrick Gold announced late last week that it was suspending construction work on their mine straddling the Chile-Argentina border, following an injunction imposed by a Chilean appeals court upholding the claims of indigenous communities in the area. Barrick’s press release stated that it was ‘working to address environmental and other regulatory requirements to the […]

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