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22 November 2017

France: Analysis of penalties imposed on companies in new 'duty of vigilance' law

Author: Stéphane Brabant & Elsa Savourey, International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics

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21 November 2017

BHP, Vale & Samarco: New agreement reached in civil law proceedings; incl. extending timeline for agreeing reparation arrangements

Author: R.T. Watson, Sydney Morning Herald

"BHP-Vale deal distances companies from $71.5b in dam collapse lawsuits", 18 November 2017...

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20 November 2017

Commentary: Businesses must prioritize access to remedy in states with weak rule of law

Author: Daniel Aguirre, Greenwich University, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Obligations to respect and protect human rights are meaningless without access to remedy in states where the rule of law is weak: The example of Myanmar", 20 Nov 2017...

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17 November 2017

Commentary: Banking sector needs to address gaps in access to remedy for human rights abuses

Author: Ryan Brightwell, BankTrack, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Steps forward and steps back on the road to access to remedy in the banking sector", 16 Nov 2017...

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17 November 2017

New brief calls on EU to adopt mandatory corporate human rights due diligence legislation

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice

"The EU competence and duty to regulate corporate responsibility to respect Human Rights through mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence", November 2017...

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12 November 2017

Commentary: Reclaiming access to remedy & the law as an agent of change

Author: Gabriela Quijano, Amnesty International & Elodie Aba, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Reclaiming the forgotten pillar and the law as an agent of change," 7 November 2017...

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1 November 2017

Coalition of businesses issues joint letter in support of Dutch law introducing a duty of care on child labour

Author: Tony’s Chocolonely, Arte Natuursteenbewerking, ASN Bank, Barry Callebaut, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Fairphone, Heineken, Holland Biodiversity, Marcel Wanders Studio, Max Havelaar, Moooi, Moyee Coffee, Nestlé Nederland, Nova Media, Questionmark, Rabobank Nederland, Raptim Humanitarian Travel, Social Entreprise NL, Squarewise Transitions, The Dutch Weedburger, Verstegen Spices & Sauces, Woningwaard

[Note: This is an unofficial translation of the Dutch letter published on 3 October 2017 which is available here. Background information on the Dutch bill available here.]...

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1 November 2017

Dutch companies issue open letter in support of child labour regulation

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31 October 2017

Statement of Support for an Australian Modern Slavery Act

Author: Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of signatories to statement

...We support the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. This statement sets out some key principles to guide this reform process. Addressing modern slavery requires a collaborative effort between government, business, civil society and...

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