South Africa’s National Credit Act has attracted the attention of policymakers worldwide who are keen to prevent reckless lending practices. The NCR is already assisting neighbouring Namibia to develop similar legislation.
By David Marrs
The study analyses existing legal means of holding European transnational companies liable for extraterritorial human rights violations. The authors examine four representative legal cases against European companies in Latin America that revolve around problems typical in the region.
"Today international migration in connection with the issues of regional conflicts, humanitarian plights, and the integration of minorities is one of the most prominent challenges of many nations. The main goal of this project is to launch new policy recommendations for a better balance in the migration politics of the European Union."
By Ralf Fücks
The role of the financial markets was to provide services to the real economy. This subordinate function has been reversed and the financial sector now dominates the rest of the economy. This has lead to a dramatic growth in finance - which is increasingly detached from the real economy. Yet, if a crisis develops, this hits the real economy and thus also affects jobs and society.
The current global agrifood system is slowly going from a "bottleneck situation" to one of "hourglass", wherein a few dominant agrifood retailers control both the supply side / numerous producers and demand side / numerous consumers.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation has organised a dialogue between civil society organisations from traditional resource demanders, resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and actors from the emerging economies. The major output is the Memorandum “To Have And Have Not”.