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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Distant allegations, domestic implications: how corporate conduct in Cambodia is being scrutinised in the English courts

Distant allegations, domestic implications: how corporate conduct in Cambodia is being scrutinised in the English courts - Apr 12 2013

Cambodia has had its fair share of man-made catastrophe and human rights abuses. Over recent years, much has been written about land grabbing and forced evictions, described in September 2012 by The Guardian[1] as having reached crisis proportions. The central issue is of course conflict over natural resources: in Cambodia’s case, an unfair contest between […]

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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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