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UK: BAE systems allegedly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes with dubious human rights conduct
Author: The Guardian
BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, secretly sold mass surveillance technology to six Middle Eastern governments that have been criticised for repressing their citizens, the BBC has reported. The sophisticated technology can be used to spy on a huge...
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USA: UPS, Nestlé & Microsoft among govt. contractors questioned on human rights due diligence following involvement in travel ban restrictions
Author: NomoGaia (USA)
“Companies are Helping the US Government Keep Travelers Out: Is it Rights-Respectful?”, 17 Mar 2017...
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USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
8 themes to be discussed at the World Economic Forum include migration, climate change, inequality & privacy rights
Author: Graeme Wearden, Guardian (UK)
"Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum", 19 Jan 2016...
Tighter EU border controls would benefit defence contractors while exposing refugees to higher risks, according to experts
Author: Keith Proctor, Fortune
"Europe’s migrant crisis: Defense contractors are poised to win big", 10 Sep 2015...
Author: Stephen Simpson, Personnel Today (UK)
“10 expensive employment tribunal awards in 2014,” 19 Jan 2015...
[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the...
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Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Welcome to our fifth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...
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