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6 December 2016

Clean, affordable housing will reduce exploitation of Indian textile workers: campaigners

Author: Auradha Nagaraj, Reuters [UK]

A proposed new township for garment industry workers in the southern Indian textile hub of Tiruppur will tackle the problem of exploitation of workers housed in hostels on factory sites, campaigners said...In a first, the Tiruppur Exporters'...

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6 December 2016

Pakistan: 12 killed in fire at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel

Author: Imtiaz Ali, Dawn [Pakistan]

At least 12 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel...Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar speaking to reporters outside the hotel said the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. He...

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6 December 2016

"State-owned enterprises in China could be an entry point for human rights"

Author: Qian Cheng, legal researcher and columnist, in Open Global Rights

According to a 2007 survey by John Ruggie on Chinese companies’ human rights policies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) “recognize human rights at a higher rate than non-SOEs.” SOEs also control a significant portion of China’s economy and could,...

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6 December 2016

Corporate tax avoidance disproportionately affects women's rights, says report

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6 December 2016

EU: Conflict Minerals Regulation - agreement reached, civil society responds with mixed reactions ?

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6 December 2016

Five west African countries block imports of diesel with sulphur levels highly exceeding European limit

Author: Guardian (UK)

"Five west African countries ban 'dirty diesel' from Europe", 6 December 2016 ...

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6 December 2016

New report: "Built on Slavery: Debt Bondage and Child Labour in Cambodia’s Brick Factories"

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6 December 2016

Toolkit for companies shows how improving ownership transparency can benefit society & business

Author: B-Team, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters

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6 December 2016

USA: Civil society letter urges Congress to continue funding forced child labour investigations

Author: AFL-CIO, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, ECPAT-USA, Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Oxfam America

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), AFL-CIO, Oxfam America, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and ECPAT-USA sent a letter to Congress today, calling for sustained funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

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6 December 2016

USA: Connecticut Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook families' appeal in lawsuit against gun makers

Author: Michele Gorman, Newsweek (US)

"Connecticut Supreme Court will hear Sandy Hook families’ appeal against gun companies", 1 Dec 2016...

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