Avoiding Conflict

Avoiding Conflict

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Africa, Americas, Business, Development | No Comments

By Deborah Fleischer Published in: Sustainable Industries With Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) rules on conflict minerals expected out by the end of June, there has been a flurry of conference panels, blog posts, videos and articles on the importance of knowing what lurks in your supply chain. Here are 4 keys to navigating your supply […]

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Africa, NGOs and Civil Society, Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch May 31, 2012 Sentence Shows Urgent Need for Legal Reforms (Nairobi) – The sentencing of a young Sudanese woman to death by stoning for adultery presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international law, Human Rights Watch said today.  The sentence also underscores the urgent need for Sudan to reform […]

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Africa, Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in Amnesty International (New York) – Amnesty International today issued the following comments about the 50-year sentence imposed on former Liberian President Charles Taylorby the Special Court for Sierre Leone for aiding and abetting war crimes. “The criminal prosecution of Taylor should resonate with those in Syria, Sudan, and elsewhere where other heinous crimes […]

Sudan: Cluster Bomb Found in Conflict Zone

Sudan: Cluster Bomb Found in Conflict Zone

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Africa, Laws of War | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Sudan Should Join 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (Washington, DC) – The Sudanese government should investigate the discovery of a cluster bomb in Southern Kordofan, a conflict zone hit by government bombing, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on Sudanto join the international treaty banning the weapon. […]

UNHCR steps up aid in South Sudan camp as population tops 35,000

UNHCR steps up aid in South Sudan camp as population tops 35,000

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Africa, News, Refugees | No Comments

UNHCR JUBA, South Sudan, May 25 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency is expanding aid operations for refugees in South Sudan’s Yida camp, whose population has swollen to more than 35,000 people. People arriving at Yida cite worsening security and humanitarian conditions in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where they fled from. An average of […]

Security Council may take further action if Sudan-South Sudan fighting continues

Security Council may take further action if Sudan-South Sudan fighting continues

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Africa, Development, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 2 May 2012 – The Security Council today called on Sudan and South Sudan to immediately end hostilities and resume negotiations within two weeks to resolve all outstanding issues, and voiced its intention to take “appropriate measures” if the parties do not comply. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Council determined […]

China: CNMC Public Listing Needs Investor Vigilance

China: CNMC Public Listing Needs Investor Vigilance

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Africa, Asia, Business | No Comments

Human Rights Watch, April 22, 2012 Mining Firm’s Labor Record in Zambia a Red Flag (New York) – Prospective investors in China Non-Ferrous Metals Mining Corporation’s (CNMC) upcoming initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong should be aware of the company’s disturbing labor rights practices in Zambia, Human Rights Watch said today. CNMC’s inability or […]

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