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Online article
23.4.2018

Negotiations with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali

Bringing violent Islamist groups to the negotiating table isn’t on the Malian government’s agenda, but analysts say it might be soon

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Online article
23.4.2018

Negotiations with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali

Bringing violent Islamist groups to the negotiating table isn’t on the Malian government’s agenda, but analysts say it might be soon
Online article
17.4.2018

From bean to chocolate bar

Chocolate's unwanted ingredient is child labour. We report on efforts by chocolate makers to take children out of the supply chain, from Ivory Coast, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands
Online article
16.4.2018

World Social Forum can inspire activists to unite against the global power grab | Adriano Campolina

As the World Social Forum opens in Tunis, the challenge is to rally against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few

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Web documentary
11.4.2018

The youth of the Arab Spring

Interaktiv aufbereitete Ergebnisse einer Studie des arabischen Fernsehsenders Al Jazeera, der Jugendliche aus Ägypten, Libyen, Tunesien und Jemen um ihre Einschätzungen der Revolten und der Zukunft befragte.
Video
11.4.2018

Revolution through arab eyes

A glimpse into life inside Egypt's Mahalla textile factory - a cauldron of revolt where workers inspired an uprising.
Video
23.3.2018

The Arab spring: why did things go so badly wrong?

It’s clear that civil resistance can force out dictators but isn’t enough to bring people power. Article and video.

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Electronic document
16.4.2018

La Suisse, plateforme de l'or à risques : études de cas sur les Emirats arabes unis, le Soudan, la République démocratique du Congo, le Libéria et le Pérou / Auteurs : Oscar Castilla Contreras, Société pour les peuples menacés

L’exploitation incontrôlée de matières premières engendre souvent des conflits, des catastrophes écologiques et de graves violations des droits humains. [...] Principaux acteurs
du commerce et de la transformation de l’or, les raffineries d’or mettent en avant, en Suisse aussi, des preuves de...
Electronic document
16.4.2018

Switzerland, a hub for risky gold ? : case studies from United Arab Emirates, Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Peru / Authors : Oscar Castilla Contreras, Society for Threatened Peoples

Representatives of the Swiss gold industry have repeatedly pointed out that the gold marketplace is exemplary in many respects.Based on gold flows from Peru and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Switzerland, this report makes clear that the international gold business - and thus some of the
...
Electronic document
16.4.2018

Drehscheibe Schweiz für risikobehaftetes Gold : Fallstudien aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten, dem Sudan, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, Liberia und Peru : GfbV Bericht / Autoren : Oscar Castilla Contreras, Gesellschaft für Bedrohte Völk...

Wiederholt haben die Vertreter der Schweizer Goldbranche darauf hingewiesen, dass der Goldhandelsplatz in vielen Belangen vorbildlich sei. Der vorliegende Bericht macht anhand der Goldflüsse aus Peru und den Vereinigten
Arabischen Emiraten (VAE) in die Schweiz deutlich, dass das internationale...

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Article AS news
5.4.2018

Saving for those back home

Migrants' remittances hit a new record in 2014. Some USD 600 billion were transferred to home countries worldwide. Yet the data situation is unclear and the discussion on development benefits complex.
Political article
12.1.2018

Where misunderstandings abound

Development cooperation is expected to prevent migration and guard against terrorism. This is too short-sighted. An overdue clarification of the limits and possibilities of development cooperation.
Political article
12.1.2018

«Profit should not be an end in itself»

The 3rd Session of an Inter-Governmental Working Group convened in October in Geneva, chaired by Guillaume Long. It is charged with elaborating an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and human rights. An interview.

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