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15 January 2018

New report highlights the effects of closing space on women human rights defenders

Author: Berkley Law, University of California (USA)

"Rights Eroded: A Briefing on the Effects of Closing Space on Women Human Rights Defenders",  December 2017...

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10 January 2018

Turkey: Steel producer Posco fired 80 workers to prevent their attempts to unionize, says IndustriALL; co' denies allegations

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Posco to respond to allegations that 80 workers were fired at its steel plant in Kocaeli for joining IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş. The company's response is provided below.

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5 January 2018

Front Line Defenders report highlights killings of 312 human rights defenders in 2017, underlining the role of business

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2017", 3 Jan 2018...

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Company response
5 January 2018

Response by Posco

Author: Posco

...The Labor Ministry of Turkey also visited POSCO ASSAN TST and investigated the case by meeting the employees who were involved. ...

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Article
2 January 2018

Berlin Spends Over €400bln on Scheme to Employ Refugees in Middle East

Author: Sputnik International

The German government has created almost 20,000 jobs this year in Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, as part of its "cash for work" scheme that aims to stem migration from the Middle East to Europe. The new employment brings...

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4 December 2017

Human Rights Watch urges European businesses to speak out for human rights in Turkey

Author: Philippe Dam, Human Rights Watch

Turkey’s intensified crackdown on human rights and the rule of law has targeted business interests in the country too, and should ring alarm bells for European companies and investors. Business associations representing them should convey their...

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Article
27 November 2017

Commentary: GBI & BHRRC share insights on effective remedy through multi-stakeholder engagement

Author: Jo Reyes, GBI & Christen Dobson, BHRRC, Business and Human Rights Journal

"Effective Remedy: The power and pitfalls of multi-stakeholder engagement", 25 Nov 2017...

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Article
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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5 November 2017
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Author: Yaiza Martin, Euronews (Francia)

“Refugiados sirios explotados en fábricas turcas”, 3 de Noviembre de 2017...

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3 November 2017
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37 große Bekleidungsmarken wurden dieses Jahr zum dritten Mal dazu befragt, welche Maßnahmen sie zum Schutz von Geflüchteten ergreifen, die in der Türkei Kleidung für den europäischen Markt nähen. Einige führende Marken haben begonnen, zielgerichtet...

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