Supply chain due diligence: China’s role in the international debate and setting of standards

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The debate on mandatory human rights supply chain due diligence is gaining momentum. Legal regulations are discussed extensively both at the international level as well as in Germany. In this debate, one country...

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New Factsheet: Ruthless exploitation in the raw materials sector: How corporations are using the investment court system to enforce their interests

It explores the roots of the investor-state dispute settlement systems - as a mechanism protecting colonial investments from expropriation- and traces its development until today. But the paper also takes a more detailed look at current cases of...

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Without responsibility and transparency – Human rights risks along the nickel supply chain

Being one of the biggest export nations, Germany is strongly dependent on raw material imports. Nearly 100 percent of the metallic primary raw materials are imported from abroad and processed by German industry. The German raw material requirement...

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Factsheet: We make the rules! How the EU intervenes in the sovereign fiscal policy of resource-rich countries

Raw materials, including raw materials for energy production, as well as semi-finished products, and components make up two thirds of all EU imports; more than half of these im-ports are transported...

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Policy Paper Working Group on Raw Materials: Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

Download Policy Paper (8 pages, 0,6 MB) Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

The Federal Republic of Germany depends on the import of metallic, mineral and fossil fuel resources. The extraction of these raw materials takes place...

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