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23 October 2017

Australia: Parliamentary inquiry told of farm worker exploitation and need for consistent cross-border labour hire regulation

Author: Sarina Locke, ABC Rural

"Debt bondage for workers in Australian horticulture akin to slavery, inquiry hears", 19 October 2017...

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23 October 2017

Human rights impacts of Japan's Technical Intern Training Programme explored in new analysis

In October 2017, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) released a report to promote international awareness of Japan’s Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) and its impacts.  The report provides detailed information about TITP and...

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21 October 2017

Brazil: Civil society, ILO and prosecutors claim that new gov. rules changed contemporary slavery concept & jeopardizes combat to slave labour

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20 October 2017
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Author: 146 députés français, dans Alternatives Economiques (France)

« 146 députés interpellent le Président sur le devoir de vigilance des multinationales », 18 octobre 2017...

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19 October 2017
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Author: LexisNexis Legal

« L'industrie de l'électronique se tourne vers l'approvisionnement éthique pour lutter contre les risques de travail forcé », 16 octobre 2017...

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18 October 2017
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18 October 2017

Commentary: Governments have the tools, now they must deliver an international agreement on modern slavery

Author: Phil Bloomer & Sharan Burrow on Equal Times (Belgium)

...Last month, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC) published a report, "Modern slavery in company operations and supply chains: mandatory transparency, mandatory due diligence and...

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17 October 2017
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Author: InPACTO (Brazil)

"InPACTO reúne organizações para ampliação da rede de trabalho decente", 5 de outubro de 2017...

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16 October 2017

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre delivers keynote at launch of Univ. of New South Wales Law Journal issue on “Business and Human Rights: The Limits of the Law”

Author: Amy Sinclair, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Ms Amy Sinclair - Keynote - UNSW Law Journal Launch of Issue 40(3)", 26 Sep 2017...

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13 October 2017

UK Modern Slavery Act expected to increase scrutiny throughout Gulf construction supply chains

Author: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Lexology (UK)

“Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for the Construction Industry in the Middle East”, 21 August 2017...

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