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“A door opener for clean, fair procedures”

26.11.2020

In Liberia, human rights have allegedly been violated on rubber plantations managed from Switzerland. Instead of taking up mediation offers, the Socfin group pr…

Addax Bioenergy Project

19.11.2020

There is an urgent need to invest in alternative farming methods for the communities. The land is their most valuable resource, and farming is already their way of life, such investment is c…

International investors in Sierra Leone

10.11.2020

Instead of development, investments caused a mad rush to acquire large tract of farm lands in Africa thereby dispossessing communities of their farm lands.

Glencore: Dangerous Business in a Fragile State

21.10.2020

It is difficult for the victims to obtain justice in a country with a weak judiciary. The Responsible Business Initiative, which will be voted on in a month's t…

Barbarians at the barn 3

06.10.2020

Die Deza zahlte einen Betrag in der Höhe von 9.3 Millionen Schweizer Franken an den Internationalen Fonds für landwirtschaftliche Entwicklung (IFAD)

Barbarians at the barn 2

02.10.2020

"The investor, the Omnivore director, deserted the sinking ship (Doodhwala's board of directors: editor's note) a month before its closure, leaving us in the lurch"

Barbarians at the barn

29.09.2020

Claudia Stürzinger und Silva Lieberherr work at Breat for all in the area of agriculture.

Homage to our glaciers and climate justice with the countries of the South

07.09.2020

Trient, Sunday 6 September 2020  At an homage ceremony held at the foot of the Trient glacier, more than 200 people commemorated the 500 glaciers that have…

E-mobility: Battery manufacturers must become more transparent

02.09.2020

Batteries are at the beating heart of e-mobility. A new study examines for the first time how the leading battery manufacturers are dealing with environmental a…

The Liberian Socfin plantation SRC opts out of conflict resolution process

03.06.2020

In May 2019, the Liberian NGO Green Advocates filed a complaint with the IFC on behalf of 22 village communities, pointing out serious human rights violations …

Business and Human Rights: A New and Incomplete Action Plan

03.03.2020

The new action plan (NAP) 2020-2023 does not constitute a solid framework for ensuring that Swiss companies respect human rights in their activities, and those …

Communities in Africa fight back against the land grab for palm oil

21.09.2019

Ein neuer Bericht zeigt, wie sich die Gemeinden bei einem massiven Landraub in der Region erfolgreich wehren.