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16 May 2017

India’s Child Rights Record Scrutinised In UN Review—And It Doesn’t Come Out With Flying Colours

Author: Kumar Shailabh, Huffington Post

On 4 May, during India's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, Bulgaria recommended to the government to introduce a child-rights-based approach in all its policies. This was a welcome move that turned the focus to child...

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14 May 2017

Myanmar: MCRB releases brief on children's rights and businesses

Author: Irrawaddy

"Brief Urges Businesses to Protect Children's Right", 13 May 2017...

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12 May 2017

European parliament calls for ban on vegetable oils in biofuel over reported links to human rights abuses

Author: Brian Collett, Ethical Performance

...Members of the European Parliament have called for the ban on the grounds that vegetable oil farming has destroyed vital ecological areas, violated human rights and hiked food prices. Altogether 97 per cent of members backed a resolution demanding...

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11 May 2017

Hima Cement's reponse to allegations of child labour in its supply chain

Author: Hima Cement (Uganda)

"Response to Report on Child Labour in the Supply Chain of LafargeHolcim in Uganda"...

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11 May 2017

Uganda: LafargeHolcim urged to remediate for child labour in its subsidiary's supply chain; includes Hima Cement's response

A report by Bread for All & Twerwaneho Listeners' Club has called on LafargeHolcim to take responsibility for former child labourers who have been supplying raw materials to its Uganda subsidiary for over 10 years. In its response, Hima Cement has...

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11 May 2017

Uganda: LafargeHolcim urged to take responsibility for former child labourers supplying its subsidiary with raw materials

Author: Bread for All (Switzerland) & Twerwaneho Listeners' Club (Uganda)

"Child Labour in the Supply Chain of LafargeHolcim in Uganda: Unresolved Issues"...

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8 May 2017
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Author: Érika Ramírez, Contralínea (México)

“Jornaleros agrícolas, la esclavitud contemporánea”, 4 de Mayo de 2017...

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8 May 2017

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK]

India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that...

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3 May 2017
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Author: OIT Brasil (Brazil)

“OIT fecha parceria com setor têxtil de São Paulo para promover trabalho decente-Novo projeto terá como foco a melhoria das condições de trabalho e gestão nas oficinas de costura de São Paulo (SP).”, 2 de maio de 2017...

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2 May 2017
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Author: Daimler

... Die Menschenrechte zu achten und zu wahren hat für Daimler höchste Priorität. Im Mittelpunkt stehen für uns gerechte Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitnehmerrechte ebenso wie die Ablehnung jeder Form der Diskriminierung und der Zwangs- und Kinderarbeit...

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