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April 16, 2014

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

NGOs Express Concern over Ireland's Low Tax Rate

NGOs Express Concern over Ireland's Low Tax RateShane Darcy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights examines concerns from a group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") that the low corporate tax rate in Ireland prevents the Irish Government from upholding its citizens' human rights. To read more, click here.

April 16, 2014

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

Activists Seek to Diminish Business Role in "Sustainability" Goals

Activists Seek to Diminish Business Role in "Sustainability" GoalsCivil society activists have expressed alarm that "private sector actors" could "drown out" calls from civil society for a transformative set of Post-2015 UN Sustainability Goals and are seeking a commitment from organizers that businesses that wish to participate respect and report on human rights. To read more, click here.

April 16, 2014

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Under NGO Pressure, P&G Commits to No-Deforestation Policy

Under NGO Pressure, P&G Commits to No-Deforestation PolicyIn response to calls from the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Greenpeace to cease using suppliers that clear forests for its products, Procter & Gamble ("P&G") has committed to a "no-deforestation" policy in its supply chain, which Greenpeace has criticized as insufficient. To read more, click here.

April 9, 2014

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

New NGO Coalition Seeks Global Action on Surveillance Technologies

New NGO Coalition Seeks Global Action on Surveillance TechnologiesA group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") called the Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports ("CAUSE") is pressing governments to create a global legal framework limiting the exportation of surveillance technology that may be used by regimes to violate the human rights of their citizens. To read more, click here.

April 2, 2014

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

AI Pushes Global Governance of Weapons Trade

AI Pushes Global Governance of Weapons TradeAs critics express concern over broad provisions that may increase UN monitoring of domestic arms use, Amnesty International ("AI") has called for countries to ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which prohibits states from transferring weapons to regimes that are likely to use the weapons to violate human rights. To read more, click here.

April 2, 2014

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

IHRB Publishes Report on Global BHR Implementation

IHRB Publishes Report on Global BHR ImplementationThe Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") has released a report examining state actions pressing corporations to implement of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles and calling for governments to do more to promote these principles in their economic policies. To read more, click here.

March 26, 2014

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

In Face of Pressure, McDonald's Performs Human Rights Due Diligence

In Face of Pressure, McDonald's Performs Human Rights Due DiligenceDespite a failed vote on a nongovernmental organization-supported shareholder proposal seeking to force McDonald's to perform human rights due diligence, McDonald's decided to proceed with such due diligence as pressure mounts from activists for corporations to provide public assessments of their human rights impacts. To read more, click here.

March 26, 2014

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

CIGI Calls for Greater IMF Focus on Economic Equality

CIGI Calls for Greater IMF Focus on Economic EqualityThe Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") has published a report noting the International Monetary Fund's ("IMF") expanding promotion of economic equality and wealth redistribution in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia and calling for the IMF to set targets and promote strategies to carry out this effort. To read more, click here.

March 26, 2014

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

PepsiCo Commits to Impact Assessments

PepsiCo Commits to Impact AssessmentsPepsiCo has announced that it will begin issuing "sweeping social and environmental" impact assessments and has committed to preventing "land grabs" in its supply chain as Oxfam and other nongovernmental organizations ramp up campaigns in favor of such assessments. To read more, click here.

March 26, 2014

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

HRW Seeks IACHR Ruling on U.S. Juvenile Sentencing

HRW Seeks IACHR Ruling on U.S. Juvenile SentencingA Human Rights Watch ("HRW") amicus brief filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ("IACHR") argues that prison sentences issued by U.S. states of life without the possibility of parole to defendants who were minors at the time the crime was committed violates their human rights. To read more, click here.


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