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20 March 2017

India: Amid resistance from communities, POSCO offers to surrender land acquired for $12-billion steel project

POSCO India Private Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Korean conglomerate POSCO signed a memorandum of understanding in June 2005 with the state government of Odisha to construct a $12 billion steel plant in the Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha....

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20 March 2017

German G20 Presidency: Civil society calls for higher priority of human rights protection in intl. supply chains

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20 March 2017

Norway’s Wealth Fund Blacklists Vedanta, Other Indian Firms Over Rights Violations, Climate Impact

Author: Aruna Chandrasekhar, Wire

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – the world’s largest sovereign wealth or state-owned investment fund – continued to put a series of companies with Indian operations on its exclusion lists, citing human rights, environmental and climate...

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19 March 2017

India: Posco closes last chapter in Odisha project

Author: Dillip Satapathy, Business Standard

It’s official now that South Korean steel major Posco has scrapped the plan to set up a 12-million tonne (mt) steel mill in Paradip, Odisha. It has written to the state government that it wants to surrender the land allotted for the project...Though...

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16 March 2017

Commentary: Low scores underscore need for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Livemint (India)

"Human Rights rankings: no perfect company", 16 Mar 2017...

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16 March 2017
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Author: Human Rights Watch

.. Der diesjährige G20-Gipfel und das ihm vorausgehende Treffen der Arbeitsminister sind wichtige Gelegenheiten, das politische Bekenntnis der G20-Staaten zum Schutz der Menschenrechte innerhalb der globalen Lieferketten zu untermauern. Wir [Human...

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15 March 2017

India: Consulting & IT firms took the leap before Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016 passed in Council of States

Ministry of labour is taking initiaves to support women workforce in both the government and private sector. The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Women...

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15 March 2017

India: Biometric identity card to make make life tough for workers rescued from bonded labour, activists

Author: Roli Srivastava, Daily News & Analysis

"Aadhar will make life tough for workers rescued from bonded labour: Activists", 15 March 2017...

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15 March 2017

India: Delhi woman’s harrowing Facebook post about her experience with Uber driver is going viral

...Probalika Boruah, who works in Gurgaon, had apparently booked an Uber to reach her office. But the overtly friendly driver soon made her suspicious. While he allegedly kept prodding her by asking questions like “Madam, where do you stay and where...

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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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