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23 February 2017
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Author: Instituto PACS - Políticas Alternativas para o Cone Sul (Brazil)

“Moradores de Santa Cruz no Rio de Janeiro cobram reparações após venda da TKCSA”, 23 de fevereiro de 2017...

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23 February 2017

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Business Activities: Key Criteria for Establishing a Meaningful Practice

Author: Nora GÖTZMAN, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article considers the emerging practice of human rights impact assessment (HRIA) in the field of business and human rights. As HRIA is relatively new, current approaches vary considerably, indicating that there is a need for the business and...

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23 February 2017

Jordan: UNHRC compact 1 year on - challenges for access to school & work for Syrian refugees remain

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

"UNHCR consultations with refugees – The Jordan Compact, one year later, Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions", 29 Jan 2017...

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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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23 February 2017

Respecting Human Rights in Conflict Regions: How to Avoid the ‘Conflict Spiral’

Author: Andreas GRAF and Andrea IFF, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This article introduces a novel way in which human rights due diligence can be ‘enhanced’ to respond to business and human rights challenges specific to conflict affected areas. It makes two key arguments. First, it claims that a crucial and often...

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23 February 2017

The Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles into Daily Business Operations and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Hiroshi ISHIDA, Hiroki WADA, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

The UN Guiding Principles can contribute to the promotion of human rights during the management of mega-sporting events MSEs...However, there are some cases that highlight that host countries, local organizing committees, and companies have failed in...

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23 February 2017
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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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