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27 April 2017
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24 April 2017

North Korean slaves allegedly building key Russian World Cup stadium

Author: The Moscow Times (Russia)

Two Russian construction companies are reportedly using North Korean slave labor to prepare the city of St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup. Exactly 110 North Korean forced laborers have worked on the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg, according...

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24 April 2017

Russia: North Korean workers involved in construction for 2018 World Cup work in harsh conditions & receive poverty wages, says new report

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Dalpiterstroy and Seven Suns Development to respond, but they did not.

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24 April 2017

The Slaves of St Petersburg

Author: Josimar (Norwegian football magazine)

Josimar can reveal that at least 110 North Koreans have worked at the Zenit Arena in St Petersburg, one of the venues for the 2018 World Cup Finals. International experts describe the workers from North Korea as both slaves and hostages...[T]ens of...

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23 April 2017

ASEAN labor officials prepare action plan to promote decent work, skills development & better opportunities for informal workers

Author: Vientiane Times & Asia News Network

"ASEAN labor officials prepare action on Vientiane declaration", 21 April 2017...

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23 April 2017

Dalpiterstroy did not respond

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23 April 2017

Seven Suns Developemnt did not respond

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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19 April 2017

Commentary: The Legal Case Map, a key resource for firms' human rights & modern slavery risk management

Author: Kristina Novak, Liberty Asia

"Innovative Tech Tools Changing Modern Slavery Risk Perception", 13 Apr 2017...

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18 April 2017

Commentary: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act no longer defence against consumer protection claims against companies

Author: Sean Selleck & Sunil Rao, Baker & McKenzie (UK)

California was the first jurisdiction to introduce transparency compliance requirements to global supply chains.  Businesses have sought and succeeded in using their compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2010 to defeat...

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