German companies doing business abroad often fail to respect human rights, concludes a new study. It names and shames big firms including Siemens, energy group EnBW and the KfW banking group.
An NGO study has found that foreign operations of German companies have been responsible for numerous human rights abuses. Rights groups have urged the German government to crack down on such violations.
One year ago, environmentalist Berta Cáceres was murdered in Honduras – most likely because she was fighting a controversial dam project. The crime has yet to be solved and killings in the country continue.
The spectacular kidnapping of a businessman-turned-asylum seeker in Berlin, allegedly by the Vietnamese secret service, has cast a dark shadow on the hitherto good diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany.
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