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The Business and Human Rights research programme focuses on the business and human rights issues relevant to commercial actors operating in our focal region. It places an emphasis on existing regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives for securing responsible business conduct whilst drawing on our in-region expertise to support emerging efforts to ensure corporate human rights compliance and sustainable responsible business.

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Launch of the second “Voices from Tanzania” series: Business and Human Rights studies with a focus on land rights and environment

In 2019, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BHRT), the Tanzanian Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) will collaborate again with Tanzanian civil society organisations in its partner series “Voices from Tanzania”. In its the first volume , the “Voices from Tanzania” publication covered a diverse range […]

“ Tous les regards sur le Processus de Kimberley pour une réforme absolument nécessaire sur les diamants de conflit “

La société civile appelle les Participants à prendre leurs responsabilités dans la lutte contre les diamants de sang. La réunion d’intersession du processus de Kimberley (PK) de 2019, présidée par l’Inde, a pris fin cette semaine. Pendant une semaine, les délégués ont discuté de la possibilité d’étendre le champ d’action du PK pour s’assurer qu’il […]

“All eyes on the Kimberley Process for desperately needed reform on conflict diamonds”

Civil society calls on Participants to take their responsibility in preventing diamond-related conflict This week saw the end of the 2019 intersessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) chaired by India. The week-long conference was the scene of discussions among delegates on the possibility of expanding the Kimberley Process’ scope to ensure that the scheme […]

Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses

Kimberley Process must progress reform talks on diamond violence or risk irrelevance and diamond revenue losses  “Kimberley Process reform failure hurts us all”, say civil society and African communities As India prepares to host the last intersessional of the Kimberley Process (KP) reform cycle in Mumbai (17-21 June), the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) […]

Le Processus de Kimberley doit faire progresser les discussions sur les violences entourant la production de diamants, ou il devra faire face à des pertes de revenus et de crédibilité

” Un échec du Processus de Kimberley nous affecterait tous”, préviennent la société civile et les communautés africaines  Alors que l’Inde se prépare à accueillir la dernière intersession du cycle de réforme du Processus de Kimberley à Mumbai (17-21 juin), la Coalition de la Société Civile du Processus de Kimberley (CSCPK) exhorte les Etats à […]

Data sharing on the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in Tanzania

Tanzania, May 2019               Since January 2017, IPIS has been working on a project to map the socio-economic and human rights impact of mining in northwest Tanzania. This project is supported by the Belgian development cooperation under a programme on human rights and digitisation. By using mobile technologies such as mobile data collection, GIS mapping, […]

Multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania identifies ‘land rights and environment’ as priority topic

Dodoma, 21 March 2019.       Over 60 key stakeholders from civil society, business and government agencies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar gathered at the Royal Village Hotel, Dodoma for the first annual multi-stakeholder dialogue on Business and Human Rights. This event was organized by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG), […]

KP Civil Society disappointed by resistance to reform in the Kimberley Process

The Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition (CSC) pushed hard for reform in the 2018 KP Brussels Plenary, with very concrete proposals, amongst others on changing the definition of conflict diamonds beyond the limited and outdated scope of rough diamonds financing rebel movements. The CSC, together with industry (World Diamond Council) and Canada made a […]

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