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22 February 2017

Are Investors Taking Action to Eradicate Forced Labor and Human Trafficking from Their Portfolios?

Author: Felicitas Weber, KnowTheChain Project Lead, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

With investigative journalism and legislation on forced labor and human trafficking on the rise, forced labor risks can translate into concrete negative impacts for investors, both reputational and financial. [....] Are investors addressing these...

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22 February 2017

Produkty grocery store lawsuit (re modern slavery in Russia)

C русской версией описания этого дела можно ознакомиться здесь....

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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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21 February 2017

Thailand: Govt. responds to UN experts concerns on labour, freedom of expression & cases of Andy Hall & others

On 16 November 2016, six special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council sent a joint communication to the Thai Government raising human rights concerns around the prosecution and sentencing of researcher and labour rights defender Andy Hall, and a...

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21 February 2017

Turkey: Child labour widespread across agricultural, construction and textile sectors

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20 February 2017

Canada: Investor coalition says regulatory framework for human rights due diligence in global supply chains lacks mandatory reporting

Author: Shareholder Association for Research and Education

"The rise of supply chain transparency legislation: What is at stake for Canadian investors?"...

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Article
18 February 2017

India: Drive against bonded labour: NHRC suggests setting up task force

Author: Ravi Singh, Tribune [India]

Invigorating the government’s drive against bonded labour, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has suggested, among others, setting up a “Task Force” to examine obstacles and challenges in implementation of measures in vogue to eradicate the...

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17 February 2017

India: 7,000 march in Bengaluru to protest state's inaction over bonded labour

Author: Chloe Perceval & Alfea Jamal

...[A]round 7,000 former bonded labourers, agricultural workers, members of self-help groups, along with Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister for Karnataka, H.K. Patil were in attendance at a protest to eradicate bonded labour and rehabilitate...

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17 February 2017

Australian government launches formal enquiry into establishing a UK style modern slavery legislation

Author: Foreign Affairs And Aid Sub-Committee Joint Standing Committee On Foreign Affairs, Defence And Trade (Australia)

"Media release: Combatting modern slavery"...

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17 February 2017

Commentary: Recent decisions show willingness of Canadian courts to hold companies liable for overseas abuses of intl. human rights norms

Author: Michael G. Congiu, John Kloosterman, Stefan Marculewicz, Aaron Saltzman & Lavanga Wijekoon; Littler, on JD Supra (USA)

"Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada", 15 Feb 2017...

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