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26 June 2017
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Trece mineros murieron y uno más resultó herido, tras una explosión de gas metano en una mina subterránea de carbón en Cucunubá, Cundinamarca. La mina contaba con los permisos de ley, según su propietario. Pero otros dos más, murieron en otro...

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26 June 2017
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Author: Iván Rodríguez Fierro, El Sol de Puebla (México)

“Violan derechos laborales en las maquiladoras de Tehuacán, acusa activista”, 24 de Junio de 2017...

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26 June 2017

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

Author: TeleSurTV

“Peru's Fire Killing 4 Workers Is Case of Modern Slavery: ILO”...

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26 June 2017

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...

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26 June 2017

Case Study: Labour abuses, wage remediation during construction of New York University Abu Dhabi

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26 June 2017

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...

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26 June 2017

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...

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22 June 2017

New laws & public opinion can help fight modern slavery, but companies should be more proactive in self-reporting

Author: Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times (UK)

Forced labour was once a niche human rights matter for large companies but it has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns with the introduction of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. ... While the law is often criticised for lacking teeth... it has...

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22 June 2017

USA: Big business aim to convince Supreme Court that workplace arbitration banning class actions does not violate federal labour law

Author: Marcia Coyle, National Law Journal (USA)

"Big Business Urges Justices to Uphold Bans on Employee Class Actions", 21 Jun 2017...

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21 June 2017

Egyptian court reduces prison sentence against Tourah Cement workers who protested dismissal

Author: Ahram Online (Egypt)

Egypt appeals court reduces sentence on workers jailed for illegal protest, 18 June 2017...

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