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27 April 2017
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Author: Liaisons Sociales Quotidien

« GeoPost signe un accord mondial sur les droits humains et la liberté syndicale avec UNI Global Union », 18 avril 2017...

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27 April 2017

Global emergency around 'civic space': Efforts by govts. & non-state actors to shut down growing ability of citizens to organise

Author: Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian

"Democracy campaigner: governments are scared of the participation revolution", 25 Apr 2017...

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Report
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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Article
18 April 2017

Investigation finds European Bank for Reconstruction & Development fails to respect labour rights in loan to Turkish tractor manufacturer

Author: Kirsten Genovese, SOMO (Netherlands)

"Investigation finds: European Development Bank fails to respect labor rights in Turkish investment"...

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Article
16 April 2017

Philippines: Korean-owned Shin Sun Tropical Fruit faces freedom of association concerns after terminating 53 workers who inquired on delayed salaries

Author: Earl O. Condeza, Davao Today

"Korean plantation workers stop work, protest vs. illegal dismissal, unfair labor practice", 10 April 2017...

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12 April 2017

Workers' rights & labour organisation in the gig economy

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Article
11 April 2017

Jordan: Private sector workers lead rising numbers of protests for decent working conditions in 2016

Author: Hana Namrouqa, Jordan Times

"Labour protests rise by 22% in 2016 — report" ...

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Story
5 April 2017

UK Parliament committee calls for prosecution of parent companies linked to supply chain abuse

The Joint Committee for Human Rights (JCHR) has released the report of its second inquiry on Business and Human Rights - a previous inquiry took place in 2009. Eight years on, the JCHR finds that stronger legislation and enforcement to protect workers...

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Article
30 March 2017

Losing your fingers as a cost of the job: Automobile workers in Manesar, India

Author: Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Story
29 March 2017

India: 13 workers sentenced to life imprisonment for violence at Maruti's plant in Manesar

On 18 July 2012, workers had a heated exchange with their supervisor over hiring of low-paid temporary employees. The argument soon turned bloody. Awanish Kumar Dev, general manager (HR), lost his life when the protesting workers allegedly set a...

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