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7 November 2017

Turkey: Zara to establish fund for workers left unpaid following closure of outsource factory

Customers in Istanbul reportedly found handwritten notes from Turkish workers in the pockets of in-store garments asking shoppers to back their campaign for better labour standards. The workers were employed by the manufacturer Bravo, which they say...

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6 November 2017

Turkey: Shoppers at Zara find notes from unpaid factory workers sewn into clothes; incl. company comments

Author: Sarah Young, The Independent (UK)

"Unpaid labourers are 'slipping pleas for help into Zara clothes'", 4 November 2017...

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26 June 2017

Business human rights responsibility for refugees & migrant workers: Turning policies into practice in the Middle East

Author: Samentha Goethals, Joseph Bardwell, Mariam Bhacker, & Bahaa Ezzelarab, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Business & Human Rights Journal

...Our focus in this piece is to consider how companies have been implementing their human rights responsibility to address the risks and challenges faced by refugees and migrant workers in the Middle East, a region that is currently experiencing...

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22 June 2017

New laws & public opinion can help fight modern slavery, but companies should be more proactive in self-reporting

Author: Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times (UK)

Forced labour was once a niche human rights matter for large companies but it has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns with the introduction of the UK's Modern Slavery Act. ... While the law is often criticised for lacking teeth... it has...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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5 April 2017

UK Parliament committee calls for prosecution of parent companies linked to supply chain abuse

The Joint Committee for Human Rights (JCHR) has released the report of its second inquiry on Business and Human Rights - a previous inquiry took place in 2009. Eight years on, the JCHR finds that stronger legislation and enforcement to protect workers...

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15 March 2017

India: Major footwear and garment brands react to serious human rights issues in their leather supply chain and promise collective action

The report Do leather workers matter? Violating labour rights and environmental norms in India’s leather production explores labour conditions in the leather industry that are steeped into deep-rooted social inequalities in Indian society based on...

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15 March 2017

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report 2017

Author: Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Limited (CHRB Ltd)

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Key Findings Report was released 13 Mar 17....

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13 March 2017

Turkey: How do Syrian refugee workers challenge supply chain management in garment industry?

Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

"How do Syrian refugee workers challenge supply chain management in the Turkish garment industry?"...

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13 March 2017

Marks & Spencer leads new benchmark on human rights performance

Author: Michelle Russell, Just Style (UK)

“Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark”, 13 Mar 2017...

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