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23 February 2017

Commentary: How to use US Foreign Legal Assistance statute to access information for lawsuits abroad; Kiobel case against Shell as an example

Author: Upasana Khatri, OxHRH Blog (UK)

"Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas", 22 Feb 2017...

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23 February 2017

USA: 100 investors express continued support for conflict minerals due diligence requirement under Dodd Frank Act

Author: Boston Common Asset Management, Interfath Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Mercy Investment Services, Responsible Sourcing Network, Trillium Asset Management, US SIF & other investors

As investors and investor groups with over $3.75 trillion in assets under management, we are writing to express our continued support for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the U.S. Securities and...

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23 February 2017
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22 February 2017

USA: 130 investors call on banks financing DAPL pipeline to address Sioux tribe's rights citing reputational & financial risks

Author: Boston Common Asset Management & 129 investors

"Investors Urge Banks to Support Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline, Protect Water", 17 Feb 2017...

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21 February 2017

G20: John Ruggie addresses socially sustainable supply chains in speech to govt. leaders

Author: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

...according to an ILO report one out of seven jobs worldwide is related to global supply chains. That number does not encompass so-called non-standard forms of work, which can range from casual and temporary employment to forced and bonded labor, nor...

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21 February 2017

USA: Allegations against Uber for mishandling sexual harassment claims highlight widespread problem in tech industry

Author: Megan Rose Dickey, Tech Crunch (USA)

"Uber is not the only tech company that mishandles sexual harassment claims", 20 Feb 2017...

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20 February 2017

USA: Over 100 workers in construction & service industry fired after joining "Day Without Immigrants" protests

Author: Daniel Politi, Slate (USA)

"Dozens Fired After Joining “Day Without Immigrants” Protests", 19 Feb 2017...

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20 February 2017

USA: Walmart & Citibank among companies ambivalent to Trump’s travel ban

Author: Matt Freathy, Nouse (USA)

"Businesses ambivalent to Trump's travel ban", 19 Feb 2017...

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17 February 2017

Commentary: Recent decisions show willingness of Canadian courts to hold companies liable for overseas abuses of intl. human rights norms

Author: Michael G. Congiu, John Kloosterman, Stefan Marculewicz, Aaron Saltzman & Lavanga Wijekoon; Littler, on JD Supra (USA)

"Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada", 15 Feb 2017...

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17 February 2017

USA: Facebook CEO's manifesto on what co. can do to tackle fake news, decrease polarization & engage more people in civic process

Author: Olivia Solon, The Guardian

"Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble", 17 Feb 2017...

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