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Source: https://www.humanium.org/en/child-labour-definition/

Mechanisms Currently Applied in the U.S. to Combat Child Labor: an Analysis of Various Types of Public and Private Policy Measures

The latest estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that 152 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are subject to child labor around the world.[1] While there has been significant progress, between 2000 and 2012 the ILO found that child labor had fallen from 246 million to 168 million,[2] the current […]

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Source: https://www.miningreview.com/press-releases/mining-top-africa-summit-moves-frankfurt-2017/

What Are the Top Social Risks Facing the Mining Industry?

“The [mining] industry’s relationship with society is both critical and under pressure”[1]. This statement made four years ago by Canada’s former Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor is still as relevant today as it was back then, maybe even more. With metal prices on the rise, a trend that is expected to continue[2], conflicts […]

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The US and Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business Transactions: Has Anything Changed?

“You knock, and you knock, and you knock, and you knock, and you knock, and one day they are going to hear” Asma Jahangir, Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer and Activist With the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement gaining more and more momentum in the consumer, investment and legal spheres,[1] expectations towards companies have increased significantly. […]

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Is less more? Settlement Agreements in the Fight Against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions[1] (the Convention) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the end of this year. There is a consensus that the Convention has achieved an important change in the way that foreign corruption is perceived. Bribery is no longer seen as “business as usual” and […]

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