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24 April 2017

Commentary: Too much emphasis placed on transparency in fast fashion, not enough on living wage

Author: Lucy Siegle, The Guardian (UK)

“The eco guide to fast fashion”, 23 Apr 2017...

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24 April 2017

Haiti: Caracol Industrial Park project impacts livelihood of displaced families

Author: Accountability Counsel

"Livelihoods lost - Caracol Industrial Park", Apr 2017...

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24 April 2017

Indonesia: Court orders local govt. to review palm oil plantation permits & hold companies accountable for 2015 deforestation fires

Author: Friends of the Earth, on EcoWatch

"Historic Verdict in Indonesia’s Fight Against Deforestation", 5 Apr 2017...

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24 April 2017

Open letter to the European Commission: High time to impose transparency in the garment supply chain

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

...The lack of public data on the garment supply chain has been a strong barrier to the improvement of working conditions and to securing respect for human rights... The time has come for the European Commission to develop a smart mix of rules that...

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24 April 2017

US jury decides not to award damages in Ecuadorans' test case against DynCorp over impact of chemical spraying in Colombia

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24 April 2017

USA: Academics file brief in support of appeal of Sandy Hook families in lawsuit against gun makers

Author: Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune (USA)

"Law Profs Say Gun Makers Should Be Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting", 19 Apr 2017 [subscription required]...

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23 April 2017

China: Court accepts case of man suing 2 polluting steel companies & local environmental authorities over daughters’ leukemia

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Article
21 April 2017

US Govt. signals it may reverse domestic steps on extractive industry revenue transparency - move is counter to global trend

Author: Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Advisor at Global Witness, on Global Anticorruption Blog

The U.S. Retreat from Extractive Industry Transparency–What Next?, 13 Apr 2017...

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21 April 2017

USA: UN experts warn state bills criminalising protest would jeopardise rights of those opposing pipelines, supporting indigenous rights

Author: Sheryl Estrada, DiversityInc (USA)

U.N. Experts Warn ‘Undemocratic’ Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech, 18 Apr 2017...

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21 April 2017

Uganda: Local farmers failure to support rice project attributed to lack of information, including by the prospective investor

The failure by local farmers to support a rice project has been blamed for failure to adequately consult the local community and provide information, including the details of the prospective private investor.

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