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9 November 2017

EU Commission proposes 30% reduction target for car firms by 2030 but fails to include penalties for manufacturers

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9 November 2017

Kenya: Tenants' lobby allege discrimination by landlords on marital, ethnic, religious, age & nationality grounds

Author: Lukorito Jones, Nairobi News (Kenya)

“Why city landlords are avoiding bachelors, students”...

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9 November 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi: A memorial to forced labour?

Author: Guy Mannes-Abbott, Middle East Eye

...[T]he Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD) is being heralded... [as] an architectural and engineering achievement, but can or should a cultural institution of this kind, in particular, be built under conditions of forced labour in 2017?...The problem is simple;...

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9 November 2017

Tanzania: Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance calls for compensation of locals from railway reserve; say exercise violated human rights standards

Author: Chrispin Gerald, The Guardian (Tanzania)

"Demolition victims should be paid, human rights body asserts"...

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8 November 2017

So. Africa: Two miners confirmed dead & four rescued at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine following a rockfall

Author: Nyiko Mahundla, African Mining Brief (South Africa)

"Two miners confirmed dead, four rescued at AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng Mine", 3 Oct 2017. Two miners have been confirmed dead following a rockfall at a mine near Carletonville on Thursday morning (2nd November 2017), News 24 reported. According to...

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8 November 2017

Canada: Supreme Court rules ski resort development on sacred land does not violate indigenous religious rights

Author: Kathleen Harris, CBC News (Canada)

" Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land ", 2 Nov 2017...

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8 November 2017

USA: New bill expands migrant guest worker program, rights groups fear increased labour exploitation

Author: Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Mother Jones

"The GOP Wants To Bring in More Migrant Guest Workers—But For Much Lower Pay," 1 Nov 2017...

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8 November 2017

New report outlines how business can help achieve SDG 16 and build just, peaceful & strong institutions

Author: Sustainable Development Goals Fund

New Report Outlines How Business Can Help Achieve SDG 16, and Build Just, Peaceful and Strong Institutions - November 3, 2017 ...

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8 November 2017

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall conducts “first” analysis of human rights risks of sourcing from Colombia

Author: Vattenfall

“New report on human rights risks in Colombia” – 07 November 2017...

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8 November 2017

Creation of an "Access to remedy fund" in order to improve access to justice for victims of corporate abuse proposed by group of lawyers

Author: Elise Groulx Diggs & Martijn Scheltema, in L4BB

" Access to remedy fund proposed - A group of lawyers is proposing a fund to improve access to justice for victims of human rights violations by corporations", 8 Nov 2017...

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