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Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human rights violations perpetrated by transnational company EDF

Le 15 February 2018

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PRESS RELEASE OF THE NGO ProDESC Mexico City, 8th of February 2018 Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human rights violations perpetrated by transnational company EDF The indigenous community of Unión Hidalgo identified omissions and actions during the development of the wind park “Gunaá Sicarú” which could violate their human rights. The […]

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The International Monsanto Tribunal : publication of the ensuing legal opinion

Le 21 August 2017

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The International Monsanto Tribunal is a unique “Opinion Tribunal” convened by civil society to clarify the legal obligations and consequences of some of the activities of the Monsanto Company. During the hearings that took place on October 15th and 16th in The Hague, judges heard testimonies related to the six questions posed to the Tribunal. The ensuing legal opinion delivered […]

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Lafarge Scandal Points to Difficulty for Businesses in War Zones

Le 24 April 2017

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Published by The New-York Times, by Liz Adlerman As Syria began to descend into a bloody civil war, a cement plant in the embattled northeast run by one of France’s largest industrial companies was operating at full speed. While fighting among Syrian rebels, the Syrian army and the Islamic State drove other foreign companies out of […]

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The close interdependance between transnational corporations criminality and human rights and environmental international law violations: Bhopal case lessons

Le 13 April 2017

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By José Elias Esteve Molto, Associate professor of public international law and international relations, and secretary of Valencia University’s Human Rights Institute. Analysis developed within the framework of the « New Challenges of International Law » project of the Ministry of Economics and Innovation, Redes de Excelencia DER2015-69273-REDT. The author wishes to thank author Javier Moro for […]

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Lafarge admits having provided funds to armed groups in Syria

Le 2 March 2017

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Published on France 24 on March 2nd 2017 Marie-Laure Guislain, head of litigation at Sherpa, answers on France 24 about Lafarge’s confessions.  

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LafargeHolcim admits to ‘unacceptable’ activity in Syria

Le 2 March 2017

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Publié dans le Financial Times, le 2 mars 2017, par Ralph Atkins, Michael Stothard et Harriet Agnew Cement group paid third parties for help with armed groups around plant LafargeHolcim, the Swiss-French cement company, on Thursday admitted “unacceptable” measures had been taken to keep its Syrian plant open, following allegations staff had dealt with armed […]

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Parliamentarians from all the EU commit to strengthen the social responsibility of multinational companies

Le 18 May 2016

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National Assembly, 18 May 2016 Parliamentarians representing […] EU national parliaments [as well as MEPs] met on 18 May 2016 at the National Assembly to debate, in particular, corporate social responsibility (CSR). With the globalisation of supply chains, the activities of European companies now take place in third countries where, given the norms that are […]

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Local partners muddy waters of Total’s offshore contracts

Le 2 September 2015

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Source : The Times- Marcus Leroux, September 1 2015 It was Bastille Day in the Republic of Congo and Total had a new contract to celebrate. The oil giant had secured a 20-year renewal on its licence to operate three offshore fields that already had produced about four million barrels of crude over a 30-year period. […]

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