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28 June 2017

State Department reprimands China over sex trafficking and forced labor

Author: Carol Morello, Washington Post

The State Department on Tuesday listed China as one of the countries with the worst records on sex trafficking and forced labor, a downgraded designation that Beijing labeled irresponsible and which could complicate Washington’s efforts to further...

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27 June 2017

EU: Commission publishes guidelines on implementation of non-financial reporting directives by companies

Author: EU Commission

...This document has been prepared pursuant to Article 2 of Directive 2014/95/EU in order to help companies concerned disclose non-financial information in a relevant, useful, consistent and more comparable manner. This Communication provides non...

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27 June 2017

Launch of cross-sector Responsible Labor Initiative to address forced labour

Author: Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Responsible Labor Initiative Launches to Promote Rights of Workers Vulnerable to Forced Labor, 26 June 2017...

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27 June 2017
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Author: Volkswagen

...The “Sustainability in supplier relations” concept is based on the “Volkswagen Group requirements regarding sustainability in its relationships with business partners (Code of Conduct for Business Partners)”. This formulates the Volkswagen Group’s...

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26 June 2017
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Author: Gastronomía & CIA

“Las grandes compañías alimentarias se unen para erradicar el trabajo esclavo”, 25 de Junio de 2017...

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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

UK: Highs & lows of business & human rights laws

Author: Anna Dannreuther & Hayley Chapman, Rights Info

"The Highs and Lows of the UK’s Business and Human Rights Laws", 16 Jun 2017...

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25 June 2017

Japan: Uniqlo publishes list of main suppliers

Author: Fast Retailing

Uniqlo, one of the main brands of Fast Retailling, has published a list of their "Core Partner Factories". There is no similar list for GU, the other main apparel brand of Fast Retailing.

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22 June 2017

KnowTheChain case study: How are footwear companies and luxury clothing brands tackling forced labour risks in their leather supply chains?

This case study assesses how a sample of five footwear companies and five luxury clothing brands address forced labour risks across their leather supply chains....

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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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