Category Archives: Business

Oct 24 2017

Negotiating the Change in Climate Change

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by Johanna L. Gusman, M.Sc., J.D.* Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where the General Debate opened on the issue of ‘Focusing on People: … Continue reading

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May 24 2017

Business and Truth Telling: The Bittersweet Case of the Colombian Peace Process

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By Maria Hoyos* Last month, in a tiny village of central Colombia called Cajamarca, a local referendum was conducted to ask its citizens if they wanted the gold mining project of La Colosa – granted to the South African company … Continue reading

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Jan 15 2016

Dialling democracy: mobile phones and political participation in Ghana

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Following the extraordinary rise of mobile phone use in Ghana over the last decade, LSE alumnus Andrew Small* examines its potential impact on democracy in the West African country.  In November 2012, weeks before their country’s general election, Ghanaians began … Continue reading

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Jan 11 2016

A First Timer’s Perspective on the 4th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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  By Freya Dinshaw* The prospect of flying for forty-eight hours to attend a thirty-six hour conference had always made attendance at a UN Forum seem fanciful for a lawyer tucked away in one of Australia’s southern-most cities. This year, … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2015

The Bitter Aftertaste of Sugar

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By Srishti Agnihotri* Sugar is a commodity in high demand all over the world, and sweets are often associated with good tidings and celebration. In the production of this much-coveted substance, however, there are a great deal of labor violations … Continue reading

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Jun 3 2015

MEPs send clear signal on proposed EU conflict minerals law

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Sonia Hierzig is a current MSc Human Rights student at LSE and a Research Intern with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. She completed her undergraduate degree in Politics and International Studies at the University of Exeter and also holds an … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2015

International investment and sustainable development: the unrealised link

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Andrea Saldarriaga and Andrea Shemberg co-lead the Investment and Human Rights Project, an initiative of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. This article was originally posted as a think piece … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2014

Access to Remedy: an International Tribunal for Business and Human Rights?

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Hilary Stauffer is a Visiting Fellow at LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She is an international lawyer with extensive experience working on projects in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her specialties include International Law, Rule of … Continue reading

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