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A great example of how businesses can help protect human rights!

IKEA is about to start mass-production of flat-pack emergency shelters, to help house refugees and people affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters. After 40 successful test units, IKEA is set to produce and ship 1, 000 housing units. 55 more words

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Yet another disturbing example of private interests overriding public need

Annington Homes, a property business in the United Kingdom, is ‘poised to bulldoze 142 homes’ in Sweets Way estate, North London. The local community (supported by… 95 more words

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A growing trend to de-privatise water services?

‘The privatization of Jakarta’s water, which has spanned 17 years, has come to an end as judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have approved a lawsuit from the Coalition of Jakarta Residents Opposing Water Privatization (KMMSAJ).’ See full article… 61 more words

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An interesting new development in governance of the tobacco industry!

‘A new global fund is being launched to help developing countries fend off challenges to tobacco control measures by cigarette makers. The $4m (£2.7m) fund is a joint effort by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…Both philanthropists say the purpose of the targeted fund is to help countries such as Uruguay, which has spent the past five years fighting a challenge by a cigarette company against the use of graphic health warnings on packets.’ (Full article available here)

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Islamic State causing concerns over cultural rights in Iraq

‘Video has surfaced showing militants from the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul.’ The events pose major questions regarding the protection of cultural rights from the actions of non-state actors (full story available here).

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Non-State Actor 101

What is a ‘non-state actor’

The term ‘non-state actor’ refers to any actor that is not an agent of the state, including individuals, private and privatised companies, non-governmental organisations and rebel groups. 483 more words

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