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Corporate responsibility and compliance with the law: land, dispossession and aftermath at Newmont’s Ahafo project in Ghana

An important part of responsible business practices is compliance with the law. This article details what actually happens when the laws of the host country fail to ensure adequate protection. The focus here is on land dispossession and loss of … Continue reading » “Corporate responsibility and compliance with the law: land, dispossession and aftermath at Newmont’s Ahafo project in Ghana”

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Responsibility to Respect: Why the Core Company Should Act When Affiliates Infringe Human Rights

This chapter discusses the treatment that Professor Ruggie’s Guiding Principles offer for the responsibility to respect human rights (RtR) as applied to core companies whose affiliates’ operations infringe human rights. The issue is about a core company’s responsibility to act … Continue reading » “Responsibility to Respect: Why the Core Company Should Act When Affiliates Infringe Human Rights”

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Business and Human Rights After Ruggie: Foundations, the Art of Simplification and the Imperative of Cumulative Progress

Prof. Ruggie’s work, with the ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework (2008) and Guiding Principles (2011) as its peak, is multilayered and comprehensive. Instead of a dry, tedious description this introductory chapter will give the floor often to the SRSG: readers … Continue reading » “Business and Human Rights After Ruggie: Foundations, the Art of Simplification and the Imperative of Cumulative Progress”

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From charity to institutional development: Reflections on Newmont’s CSR strategies and conflict-avoidance in Ghana

In 2003 Newmont has signed an investment agreement with the government of Ghana that resulted in the inauguration in 2006 of the large, gold-producing project at Ahafo. The challenge for Newmont has been to resolve the initial conflict resulting from … Continue reading » “From charity to institutional development: Reflections on Newmont’s CSR strategies and conflict-avoidance in Ghana”

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights, and the Law: An Interactive Regulatory Perspective on the Voluntary-Mandatory Dichotomy

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been customarily seen as an inherently voluntary corporate endeavour that inhabits the area stretching ‘beyond compliance’ with law. However a growing number of writers and practitioners deem this understanding of CSR inaccurate and unproductive. In … Continue reading » “Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights, and the Law: An Interactive Regulatory Perspective on the Voluntary-Mandatory Dichotomy”

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