Tag Archives: Business and Human Rights

PHRGE Faces the Land Rights Imperative

Land rights is the human rights issue of the 21st century. So insists Chris Jochnick, C.E.O. of Landesa and keynote speaker at PHRGE’s 12th Human Rights Institute to be held at Northeastern University School of Law on December 7 and … Continue reading

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Do Pharma Companies Still Deserve Legal Protections?

By Matt Barg Over the last several decades, there have been intermittent, but unsuccessful, efforts to rein in the pharmaceutical industry with legislation and increased regulation affecting pricing, corporate tax, and intellectual property protections. Pharmaceutical corporations invariably argue that such … Continue reading

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Follow up: IFC dumps Eco Oro investment amid questions over project’s environmental impact

By Devan Braun In a recent post, Rightscapes analyzed the human right effects of arbitration mechanisms often included in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. To illustrate these effects of these arbitration mechanisms, we used the example of Eco Oro, a … Continue reading

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International Arbitration: An Impediment for Human Rights and Environmental Law

By Devan Braun The Center for International Environmental Law  (“CIEL”) is an organization that advocates using the law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and support indigenous communities. During the course of my co-op there as a PHRGE fellow, … Continue reading

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Still Dazzled by the Facts and Figures

By: Alefiyah Ezzi, PHRGE Fellow at Oxfam America My experience at Oxfam America over the past 11 weeks has been phenomenal. I gained knowledge about the corporate world and developed skills that I could not have within the walls of a classroom. … Continue reading

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My Voice and Human Rights Advocacy

By: George Amos, PHRGE Fellow at the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) No one can tell my story better than I. Sometimes, I may not have the means or the capacity to tell my story, but even then, … Continue reading

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Conflict Minerals and Mandatory Disclosure, Part II

In Part I of this post, I wrote about the momentum toward mandatory human rights disclosure in the US, as relates specifically to conflict minerals.  But the US is not acting alone.  Countries around the world are adopting their own … Continue reading

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