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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Human and Rights Business Corporate Accountablility Companies cause harm by directly abusing human rights, or by colluding with others who violate human rights. Those affected by their operations, often already marginalized and vulnerable, are left powerless, without the protection to which they are entitled. International Financial Institutions Lack of reference to international human rights law, as well as the lack oftransparency of application of theserules and of mechanisms for resolving disputes. Contracts between corporations andgovernments may provide incentives for the host state and company to disregard their human rights obligations and responsibilities. Technology has advanced and the industry has become more profitable so multinational corporations have been quick to bend to the will of corrupt governments and in some cases are the perpetrators of human rights abuses themselves. The "Great Firewall of China"; a technology used to closely monitor the activity of Internetusers and block access toinformation. InternetCensorship Oil, Gas,and Mining Industries Extracting resources can contaminate the land, water and air affecting health and livelihoods. Local people are often excluded from economic benefits. Corporations operate without providing key information to communities while governments fail to provide legal means for people to hold companies accountable. Private Military and Security Companies People working for private military and security companies (PMSCs) have been accused of engaging in a number of human rights violations. Violations: the abuse and torture of detainees, shootings and killings of innocent civilians, destruction of property, sexual harassment and rape, human trafficking in the recruitment of third-country nationals, weapons proliferation, and participation in renditions.
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