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30 June 2017

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases statement on Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights released a statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlighting the role of business in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Working Group emphasized the UN Guiding...

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29 May 2017

USA: Google argues it is “too financially burdensome” to hand over salary records in gender discrimination lawsuit over alleged pay disparity filed by govt.

Author: Sam Levin, Guardian (UK)

"Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data", 26 May 2017...

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26 April 2017

"What is Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR)?"

Author: Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (USA)

...[Low]-wage workers at the base of corporate supply chains remain isolated, vulnerable, exploited and abused... Corporations...bear responsibility for ensuring that human rights are respected in their suppliers’ operations, but they tend to treat...

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13 April 2017
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Author: Christine Scharff, L'Echo (Belgique)

« Davantage d'entreprises ses soucient de leur empreinte carbone », 12 avril 2017...

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23 March 2017

NGOs submit policy recommendations on business & human rights to G20 Employment Working Group

Author: coordinated by Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

"G7/G20 BHR Task Force submit letter to G20 Employment Working Group", 23 Mar 2017...

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16 March 2017
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Author: Human Rights Watch

.. Der diesjährige G20-Gipfel und das ihm vorausgehende Treffen der Arbeitsminister sind wichtige Gelegenheiten, das politische Bekenntnis der G20-Staaten zum Schutz der Menschenrechte innerhalb der globalen Lieferketten zu untermauern. Wir [Human...

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16 March 2017

Human Rights Watch issues recommendations to German Govt. & G20 on human rights in global supply chains

Author: Human Rights Watch

"G20: Recommendations to the German government on human rights in global supply chains", 16 Mar 2017...

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30 January 2017

11 white papers published on mega-sporting events & human rights

Author: Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in...

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11 January 2017

OSCE Conference Report: Prevention of trafficking for labour exploitation in supply chains

Author: Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe

Conference Report: "Prevention of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains” (7-8 September 2016)...

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9 January 2017
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Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

“Entwicklung der Menschenrechtssituation in Deutschland: Januar 2015 – Juni 2016 - Bericht an den deutschen Bundestag“...

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