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6 December 2016

Call to better protect Gulf migrant workers

Author: Adrian Bishop, OPP.Today (UK)

A call has gone out for construction companies operating in the Gulf region to “up their game” and protect migrant workers from abusive working arrangements...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), author of the newly-published Wall of...

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6 December 2016

International media coverage of our outreach to construction firms on migrant worker rights

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Company non-response
20 October 2016

Balfour Beatty declined to respond

Balfour Beatty declined to respond to our survey on migrant construction workers in the UAE.

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25 August 2016

BK Gulf dragged its heels over Qatar labour abuses, claim migrant workers

Author: Pete Pattisson and Gyanu Adhikari, The Guardian (UK)

Migrant labourers in Qatar who worked for a company co-owned by Balfour Beatty, one of Britain’s largest construction firms, have claimed they were subject to continued abuse and exploitation for almost three months after the Guardian revealed their...

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13 April 2016

Interserve and Balfour Beatty respond to allegations of migrant worker labour abuses in Qatar

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30 September 2013

Pressure on business to prove it operates in a social manner

Author: Rose Jacobs, Financial Times (UK)

[S]ustainability risk remains an amorphous idea, with companies, governments and the public still sorting out the ways it should be monitored and mitigated...Still, investors are increasingly interested in sustainability risk...a company with a good...

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1 June 2013

[PDF] A History of Neglect. UK Export Finance and Human rights

Author: Amnesty International UK

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited UK Export Finance (UKEF) to respond. UKEF's response is provided below] [The] eagerness [of UKEF] to help secure new overseas contracts for British companies often comes at the expense of human...

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1 February 2013

United Nations criticises UK's "undue constraints" on trade union rights

Author: Institute of Employment Rights

United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Mr Maina Kiai has criticised the UK's lack of trade union rights. In a statement…he urged the government to improve the law by providing further...

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1 January 2012

Forthcoming Events

Author: Centre for Responsible Management, Univ. of Winchester [UK]

30th May Companies Making a Difference...Ralf Schneider, Managing Director, Better Business Consulting...who has persuaded some very senior business leaders to prioritise the corporate responsibility agenda. Ralf will share his stories of how he has...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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