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15 March 2017

Intl. Bar Association to help lawyers address business & human rights concerns through handbook & training

Author: International Bar Association

"Training lawyers on business and human rights"...

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15 March 2017

Thailand: Govt. agency files complaints against people expressing health concerns over power plants on social media

Author: Prachatai (Thailand)

"EGAT files lawsuits against power plant opponents", 14 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

Benchmark reveals majority of big businesses are falling behind on human rights performance

Author: George Ogleby, Edie.net (UK)

"Report: Big businesses falling 'overwhelmingly behind' on human rights", 14 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

Commentary: Mandatory arbitration clauses allow workplace sexual harassment to continue

Author: Gretchen Carlson, on Time Magazine (USA)

"Gretchen Carlson: How Arbitration Clauses Allow Sexual Harassment to Continue", 10 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

EU: Court rules companies can ban employees from wearing head scarves under certain conditions

Author: Jennifer Rankin, Guardian (UK)

"Employers can ban staff from wearing headscarves, European court rules", 14 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

Germany: Court rejects lawsuit against Facebook filed by Syrian refugee over hate speech

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14 March 2017

Italy: Sexual abuse & slave-like conditions allegedly widespread for Romanian farmworkers in Sicilian greenhouses

Author: Lorenzo Tondo and Annie Kelly, Observer (UK)

"Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming", 12 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

Japan: Trade Union Federation agrees to overtime limit up to karoshi line

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14 March 2017

Joint statement in support of the French corporate duty of vigilance law

Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice & 74 civil society organisations

75 civil society organisations, trade unions, research organisations, law firms and academics from 16 countries express their support for the French corporate duty of vigilance law and ask the French Constitutional Council to reject objections brought...

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14 March 2017

Kenya: Local sues Kurawa Industries for forceful eviction without adequate compensation

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