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14 September 2017

UK: A third of Black, Asian or minority ethnic workers subject to racism at work, Trade Union Congress finds

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13 September 2017

Azerbaijan's corruption scheme scandal raises concerns over EU's growing business ties with authoritarian regime, says watchdog

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

"Azerbaijan's Laundromat scandal raises concerns over the EU's growing business ties with the authoritarian regime", 6 September 2017...

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13 September 2017

Civil society urges businesses & govts. to put human rights at core of implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals

In advance of the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017, civil society leaders urge businesses and governments to ensure that respect for human rights is an integral part of all actions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

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13 September 2017

Intl. Civic Forum participants call on govts., companies, civil society organisations & citizens to sign the Civic Charter - Global Framework for People's Participation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, CIVICUS, Funders' Initiative for Civil Society, Intl. Press Institute & others

International Civic Forum Communiqué...

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13 September 2017

Pakistan: Women cotton pickers face widespread health problems due to pesticide exposure

Author: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Women pickers toil unprotected in Pakistan's cotton fields", 10 Sept 2017...

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13 September 2017

Uganda: Oxfam urges fair compensation for locals who will be displaced for oil-pipeline construction

Author: Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

"Oxfam Urges Fair Compensation for Ugandan Oil-Pipeline Land"...

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12 September 2017

Australia: Growing numbers of mining companies operating in Africa; greater transparency required to minimise risk of corrupt practices

Author: Eryk Bagshaw, Sydney Morning Herald

"The Australian companies mining $40 billion out of Africa", 10 September 2017...

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12 September 2017

European Parliament passes resolution on impact of intl. trade & EU policies on global value chains, encouraging more transparency on EU customs data

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12 September 2017

European Parliament vote on impact of intl. trade & EU policies on global value chains should back measures to increase transparency, says NGO

Author: Anti-Slavery International

On 12 September 2017, the European Parliament is set to vote on a resolution “on the impact of international trade and the EU policies on global value chains”. Anti-Slavery International urges MEPs to vote in favour. The motion by the International...

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12 September 2017

Guatemala: Supreme Court rules Tahoe Resources can restart work at its mines while carrying out mandatory consultation of local indigenous peoples

Author: Bill Barreto, Reuters

"Guatemala court grants Tahoe unit San Rafael right to operate", 9 Sep 2017...

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