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9 February 2018

Primark publishes global supplier list; incl. no of employees in each factory & gender distribution

Author: Prachi Singh, Fashion United

"Primark publishes global supplier list as it embraces transparency", 7 Feb 18...

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9 February 2018

The B team & nine leading companies launch new responsible tax principles

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9 February 2018

Uganda: NGOs says Bridge International Academies must respect the right to education & comply with Govt.'s order to close its schools

The ministry of education has said it has not yet licensed the Bridge International Academies to operate in Uganda "because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda". On their part, civil society...

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8 February 2018

Climate Principles for Enterprises lay out obligations of enterprises & investors in addressing climate change

The Climate Principles for Enterprises are a follow-up project to the Oslo Principles, which were introduced in 2015. Whereas the Oslo Principles chiefly formulated the obligations of States in the face of climate change, the Climate Principles for...

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8 February 2018

Ecuador: Constitutional referendum is approved; incl. banning metallic mining

Although the media has focused on the political implications of questions referring to prohibition of re-election and combat to corruption, questions 5 and 7 are relevant to address conflicts on mining and oil concessions granted by the previous...

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8 February 2018

FIDH publishes its second blog on a UN binding instrument on business & human rights

Author: FIDH

" Companies in conflict-affected situations:  gaps in human rights protection and opportunities for clarifying and developing the existing legal framework ", Feb 2018...

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8 February 2018

Global Policy Forum publishes report on third session of UN Working Group on a business & human rights treaty

Author: Karolin Seitz, Global Policy Forum

" One step further towards global regulation of business-  Report on the third session of the UN working group on a binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights ("treaty") ", Jan 2018...

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8 February 2018

New report examines application of UN human rights treaties to climate change issues

Author: Center for International Environmental Law & The Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

"States’ Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change", 29 Jan 2018...

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8 February 2018

Oil majors to face London, New York hearings over Philippines climate impact

Author: Megan Darby, Climate Home News

6 February 2018...

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8 February 2018

UK: Police raid flower farm suspected of enslaving 200 migrants in one of largest crackdowns on modern slave trade

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thompson Reuters Foundation

Police arrested three men on Thursday suspected of enslaving 200 migrants on a British flower farm in what officials called one of their largest crackdowns on the modern slave trade....

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