40 NGOs from around the world urge ICC Prosecutor to act on ICC Cambodia Communication

40 NGOs from around the world urge ICC Prosecutor to act on ICC Cambodia Communication - Dec 12 2014

On 12 December 2014, FIDH, Global Witness and Richard J Rogers sent a joint letter to the ICC Prosecutor attaching a statement from 40 civil society organisations from around the world, expressing support for the ICC Communication on Cambodia. The Communication – which had been filed by Rogers on 7 October 2014 – alleges that […]

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Fredrik Wesslau joins Global Diligence network of experts

Fredrik Wesslau joins Global Diligence network of experts - Dec 04 2014

Global Diligence is pleased to announce that Fredrik Wesslau has joined our network of international experts as a senior diplomatic adviser on 1 December. Mr Wesslau brings a wealth of experience to Global Diligence from having worked for the United Nations, European Union, and OSCE on conflicts such as Georgia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Sudan/South […]

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Global Diligence partner speaks at Bosnian Parliament

Global Diligence partner speaks at Bosnian Parliament - Nov 28 2014

On 18 November, Global Diligence partner, Richard J Rogers, delivers speech at the regional launch of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which took place in the Bosnian Parliament in Sarajevo. The UK Ambassador and President Bakir Izetbegović also delivered speeches. The launch was part of the UK’s […]

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Global Diligence partner participates in EU parliamentary debate on land grabbing

Global Diligence partner participates in EU parliamentary debate on land grabbing - Nov 13 2014

On 5 November Global Diligence partner, Richard J Rogers, met in Brussels with officials from the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission to discuss the ICC Communication relating to Cambodia. Later that day the Communication was debated in the European Parliament. The Communication – which was filed on 7 October – […]

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Liberal International expresses support for the ICC Communication

Liberal International expresses support for the ICC Communication - Oct 09 2014

On 9 October 2014, Liberal International, the world federation of liberal and progressive democratic political parties, has expressed its full support for the Communication filed at the International Criminal Court by Global Diligence LLP partner Richard J Rogers. The President of Liberal International, Dr Juli Minoves, called on the ICC to investigate the allegations made […]

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Press coverage of the ICC Communication

Press coverage of the ICC Communication - Oct 09 2014

7 October 2014 – Richard J Rogers of Global Diligence LLP submitted a Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of individual Cambodian citizens. The brief details the horrific and massive human rights violations perpetrated against the Cambodian civilian population by senior members of the Royal Government […]

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Global Diligence LLP in the Financial Times

Global Diligence LLP in the Financial Times - Oct 08 2014

On 7 October 2014, the Financial Times ran a story on the communication filed at the International Criminal Court by Global Diligence LLP partner Richard J Rogers. The story featured on page two of the print edition and on ft.com Cambodians claim land grabs are crime against humanity By Michael Peel in Bangkok ©Reuters “Multinationals […]

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Richard Rogers of Global Diligence LLP files an Article 15 Communication at the International Criminal Court

Richard Rogers of Global Diligence LLP files an Article 15 Communication at the International Criminal Court - Oct 07 2014

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights Global Diligence LLP Joint press release Cambodia: ICC preliminary examination requested into crimes stemming from mass land grabbing The Hague, 7 October 2014 – A communication filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today alleges that widespread and systematic land grabbing conducted by the Cambodian ruling elite for […]

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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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