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On 7 April the court of Astana sentenced Nurbek Kushakbayev to two-and-a-half years in a corrective labour colony for his calls to hold a strike. This is the first time a union leader has been prosecuted through the recently adopted Criminal Code. The...
Peru: Intl. Labour Organization says fire at commercial building in which 4 workers died is a “case of modern slavery”, as they were illegally locked inside
“Peru's Fire Killing 4 Workers Is Case of Modern Slavery: ILO”...
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Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East
Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal
...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...
- Related in-depth areas: Construction firms & migrant workers in Qatar and UAE Syrian refugees: Abuse & exploitation in Turkish garment factories
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Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses
Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017
"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...
How did New York University uphold workers' rights during construction of Abu Dhabi satellite campus?
Author: Taipei Times
Leading shoe and designer clothing labels, including Nike Inc and Puma AG, have made progress in tackling forced labor in their leather supply chains, but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a...
UN Committee reminds govts. of duty to establish remedies beyond natl. borders for adverse corporate human rights impacts
Author: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
“Business and human rights: States’ duties don’t end at the national borders”, 23 Jun 2017...