Still no binding regulations on indirect human rights violations committed by German Companies

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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 50 biggest CO2-Producers called to take responsibility for the effects of climate change

Zerstörung durch den Taifun Haiyan 2013. Copyright: Erik de Castro https://www.flickr.com/photos/mansunides/10797254835/in/photostream/

Zerstörung durch den Taifun Haiyan 2013. Copyright: Erik de Castro
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On 22.September 2015, Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Philippine typhoon survivors drafted a petition requesting that the Philippine Human Rights Commission investigate the responsibility of carbon majors concerning climate change.   ... →

Walmart: Slave labour in Shrimp Production

Shrimp was once a luxury food, but today it is available in all supermarkets at a cheap price, but at what cost for the workers and producers? The Guardian UK has undertaken an investigation in Thailand over a six month   ... →

Investors call on all palm oil producers to cease deforestation, development on peat lands, and violations of human rights

LONDON, 4 June 2014 – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is holding a meeting concerning the responsibilities and challenge to increase certified sustainable palm oil production. So far the certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) production worldwide has risen   ... →

AngloGold Ashanti, AngloAmerican and other mining companies: mining workers suffer from health consequences of working in mines for years

Human Rights Violations in Lesotho

Working in mines can have enduring after-effects on workers’ health. Mining workers work deep underground for many years, often without sufficient protection. Recently, a growing number of gold miners in Lesotho complained about health problems.   ... →