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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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5 January 2017

Commentary: Major European football clubs must investigate their sponsors' human rights records

Author: Peter Bengtsen, Le Monde diplomatique

“Football giants don’t check on sponsors - Where the money comes from”, July 2015...

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20 December 2016

Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines that supply smartphone and electric-car batteries

Author: Peter Whoriskey and Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post

Separate groups of the world’s leading technology companies are launching two initiatives to curb “the worst forms of child labor” and other abusive practices in the supply chain for cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries that power...

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29 November 2016

Myanmar: Big consumer companies may be violating US sanctions by sourcing tin from mine controlled by United Wa State Army, linked to narcotics trafficking

Author: Yimoun Lee and Joel Schectman, Reuters

“How a rebel Myanmar tin mine may up-end a global supply chain”, 28 Nov 2016...

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26 September 2016
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11 September 2016

China: GoodElectronics report on health of workers damaged by chemical poisoning in electronics industry; includes responses from companies

"The GoodElectronics Network's latest report 'The Poisonous Pearl focuses on the experiences of (former) workers in the electronics industry in China who are victims of chemical poisoning. The health of all the workers in the report was damaged by...

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27 August 2016
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5 July 2016
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Author: La Palabra Digital sin Pelos en la Lengua (México)

“Se suicida por bulling en maquila Foxconn”, 30 de Junio de 2016...

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4 April 2016

Mexico: Workers - mostly women - protest sexual abuses, pay below living wage in Ciudad Juarez “maquilas”

Author: David Bacon

“Voices form the Juarez workers´ movement”, 4 Apr 2016...

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17 February 2016

Juárez factory workers are protesting for their rights with an ‘Occupy-style’ sit-in

Author: Rory Carrol, The Guardian

…The elites wish to snuff out defiance and stop rebellious contagion spreading across this industrial city, according to those inside the shack…“We’re going forward. This is a system of modern slavery and we have to fight.”[says lawyer]…For more than...

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