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Denmark Publishes NAP on Business and Human Rights

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 9, 2014

Denmark Publishes NAP on Business and Human RightsThe Danish Government has released a national action plan ("NAP") for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, calling for companies to "integrate social responsibility in their core business." To read more, click here.

Islamist Extremists Draw Support in Palestinian Refugee Camps

SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY & TERRORISM

April 9, 2014

Islamist Extremists Draw Support in Palestinian Refugee CampsThe failures of the Palestinian Authority to de-weaponize civilian paramilitaries connected to Islamist extremist groups continues to make Palestinian West Bank refugee camps a fertile recruiting ground for Islamist jihadi groups. To read more, click here.

U.K. Law Society Calls for BHR Training, Implementation

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 9, 2014

U.K. Law Society Calls for BHR Training, ImplementationThe Business and Human Rights ("BHR") Advisory Group to the Law Society of England and Wales has released a report calling for law firm members of the Society to support the UN Guiding Principles on BHR through advice to clients and by setting up training programs for attorneys on BHR principles. To read more, click here.

Malaysia Looks to Expand Islamic Finance to Stocks and Bonds

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 9, 2014

Malaysia Looks to Expand Islamic Finance to Stocks and BondsThe government of Malaysia is looking to broaden its Islamic finance sector by moving beyond sharia-compliant real estate instruments into share and bond funds that aim to build private-public collaboration and raise return-on-investment in Islamic finance markets. To read more, click here.

UN Predicts Near-Apocalyptic Results of Global Warming

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

April 2, 2014

UN Predicts Near-Apocalyptic Results of Global WarmingThe UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a report listing a series of catastrophic scenarios it associates with global warming. To read more, click here.

IMF Seeks More Permanent Resources for Global Governance Role

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 2, 2014

IMF Seeks More Permanent Resources for Global Governance RoleManaging Director of the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Christine LaGarde writes that the U.S. Congress should approve the transfer of resources at the IMF from a temporary to a permanent fund in order to permit an expanded role of the IMF in "stabilizing the world economy." To read more, click here.

BP Reports on Implementation of BHR Principles

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 2, 2014

BP Reports on Implementation of BHR PrinciplesUnder pressure from nongovernmental organizations seeking corporate impact assessments on business and human rights ("BHR"), BP has published a report describing its actions protecting human rights in its operations and its future policies to align its practices with the UN Guiding Principles on BHR. To read more, click here.

UN Chief Meets with OIC Representative on Israeli Temple Mount Action

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

April 2, 2014

UN Chief Meets with OIC Representative on Israeli Temple Mount ActionThe Secretary General of the UN met yesterday with the Chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") and other UN groups regarding their concerns about Israel's recent actions at the holy site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. To read more, click here.

Muslim Rights Activists Protest Islamophobia in France

HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIETY & CULTURE

April 2, 2014

Muslim Rights Activists Protest Islamophobia in FranceMuslim activists joined human rights activists to protest the 10th anniversary of France's ban on wearing the hijab in public places, arguing that such laws are Islamophobic. To read more, click here.

Iraq Personal Status Law Applies Sharia to Violate Women's and Girls' Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 2, 2014

Iraq Personal Status Law Applies Sharia to Violate Women's and Girls' RightsThe Jaafari Personal Status Law now under consideration by the Iraqi Parliament calls for sharia law to apply to the country's Shiite citizens and allows, among other discriminatory steps against women and girls, the legalization of marital rape by allowing non-consensual sex in marriage and the legalization of marriage for girls beginning at nine years old. To read more, click here.


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