To date, 181 countries have signed and ratified the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. With the aim of limiting the consumption of tobacco and its life-threatening consequences and reducing the number of smokers. The agreement is ... →
Deutschland und Frankreich wollen mit einem unverbindlichen Verhaltenskodex „Killer Roboter“ in Schach halten und entfernen sich vom Ziel eines präventiven, völkerrechtlich verbindlichen Verbotsvertrages. Rüstungsindustrie soll helfen und beraten.
(Berlin / Genf, 13.11.2017) – Nach jahrelangem, ergebnislosen Meinungsaustausch über ein Verbot ... →
Recent investigations by the South African investigative journalist group, amaBhungane, have found evidence of multinational companies in South Africa providing illegal payments to secure contracts with the government owned transport and logistics company, Transnet. The companies that currently stand accused ... →
In 2011 the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. These 31 principles are based on three key principles; the duty of states and enterprises to protect and respect human rights and the ... →
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an association of 15 Southern African States that promotes a variety of projects with the goal of promoting economic growth throughout the region. South African banks play a major role in funding ... →
The social grants system in South Africa is a lifeline to over 17 million people, and grant payments cover for example, pensions, disability payments and child support payments. The grants payments system was established in 1994 to alleviate poverty in ... →
In response to pressure from bank customers, HSBC has decided to tighten its palm oil policy to be consistent with agreements regarding “ No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)” .
The bank continues to insist that it did ... →
For nearly a decade the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), comprised of members of the communities in the area of Xolobeni, have opposed the development of a titanium mine in the sand dunes of the ... →