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Civil society organizations condemn the World Bank's reponse to findings of violations in Honduras

Jan 16, 2014

Civil society organizations condemn the response of the Word Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the highly critical findings of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman regarding the IFC’s investment in Corporación Dinant in Honduras, which has been associated with extensive human rights abuses, including the killing, kidnapping and forced eviction of farmers.

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World Bank accused of involvement in deadly land-conflict in Honduras

Jan 06, 2014

Human rights groups accuse the World Bank’s private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), of ignoring warnings that its funding for the Honduran palm oil industry is helping fuel a deadly land conflict in Honduras.

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New online comparison of corporate responsibility instruments

New online comparison of corporate responsibility instruments

Dec 18, 2013

SOMO launches a new online tool that compares three corporate responsibility instruments and shows the most important overlaps or distinctions between them. The instruments compared are: the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, ISO 26000: Guidance on Social Responsibility and the UN Global Compact. Next to the online tool, a downloadable version is available that offers a more extensive comparison of the three instruments. With this online tool and download version, SOMO hopes to provide civil society organisations (CSOs) with a way to quickly determine whether and how to use these instruments in their work to promote and enforce corporate accountability.

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Outcomes of Civil Society Dialogue at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Outcomes of Civil Society Dialogue at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Dec 16, 2013

On Monday 2 December a Civil Society Dialogue took place on the occasion of the Second Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. This event was hosted by the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).

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OECD Watch launches online tool on the OECD Guidelines

OECD Watch launches online tool on the OECD Guidelines

Dec 16, 2013

OECD Watch has developed an online Case Check to assist potential complainants in deciding whether the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises can be used to address corporate misconduct. This new tool now makes the OECD Guidelines complaint mechanism much more accessible and comprehensible for civil society organisations.

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