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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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20 February 2017

"Trade union building in Myanmar" -essay examines the role of unions in dispute resolution and law reform, and identifies barriers to organizing

Author: Sabrina Zajak, Open Democracy

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17 February 2017

Commentary: Trade union lawyers examine proposals for binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Ruwan Subasinghe, International Transport Workers Federation & Makbule Sahan, International Trade Union Confederation, on International Union Rights Journal

"A Binding Treaty?", 16 Feb 2017...

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15 February 2017

OECD due diligence guidance for responsible supply chains in the garment & footwear sector

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14 February 2017

Azerbaijan: Oil workers’ rights abuses include discrimination, lack of union rights, health & safety violations, says NGO report; includes firms comments

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14 February 2017
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14 February 2017

Report for 2016 on Evaluation of the implementation of legislation on labor, economic, social and civil rights in Azerbaijan’s oil sector

Author: Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO)

[Unofficial translation of report extract:] This report was developed by experts of Oil-Worker’s Rights Protection Organization Public Union (OWRPO PU) on the basis of applications and complaints of employees working in oil sector of the country.....

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14 February 2017

UK: Gig economy sees rise in precarious work & tax shortfall, Trade Union Congress reports

Author: Trade Union Congress

...The report uses tax and benefit modelling to show the impact of the growth in insecure work since 2006. It shows how the growth of low-paid self-employment and zero-hours contracts has led to a fall in government revenues because: Low-paid self...

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13 February 2017

Egypt: Arrest and dismissal of protesting workers at IFFCO Egypt

A sit-in was held at the privately owned IFFCO oil products factory in Egypt in the last week of December 2016. The sit-in called for equal distribution of bonuses between workers and supervisors. A number of workers participating in the sit-in were...

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13 February 2017

Myanmar: Report finds that garment industry initiatives have not delivered needed positive impact on labour; highlights abuses such as low wages, unpaid overtime, child labour

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