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23 February 2018

British judges conclude hearings in Sierra Leone on UK mining company accused of rights abuses

Author: Nina de Vries, VOA (USA)

"UK Mining Firm Accused of Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone", 19 Feb 2018...

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22 February 2018

Okpabi v. Shell on Appeal: Foreign Direct Liability in Troubled Waters

Author: Lucas Roorda, Rights as Usual

This February...the Court of Appeals decided on the appeal against the interlocutory decision in Okpabi v. Shell...[I]n a split decision (Sales LJ disagreeing) it upheld the High Court’s ruling that the applicants had no arguable claim against Shell,...

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22 February 2018

United Kingdom: 74% of companies pay higher wages to men than women, according to Govt.

Author: BBC (UK)

"Gender pay gap: Men still earn more than women at most firms", 21 Feb 2018...

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20 February 2018

London Metal Exchange aims to ban metal sourced with child labour

Author: Pratima Desai, Tom Daly (Reuters)

"Exclusive - London Metal Exchange aims to ban metal sourced with child labour", 13 February 2018...

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20 February 2018
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Author: Amnesty International

« Nigeria. Un tribunal britannique porte un coup dur aux victimes des déversements pétroliers et compromet la responsabilisation des entreprises », 14 février 2018...

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15 February 2018

UK: legal action launched to ensure govt. holds G4S to account for serious maltreatment of detainees

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12 February 2018

UK: Equal pay lawsuit filed against Tesco over alleged underpayment of female workers

Author: Leigh Day

"Leigh Day launch £4bn equal pay claim against TESCO", 7 Feb 2018 ...

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8 February 2018

UK: Police raid flower farm suspected of enslaving 200 migrants in one of largest crackdowns on modern slave trade

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thompson Reuters Foundation

Police arrested three men on Thursday suspected of enslaving 200 migrants on a British flower farm in what officials called one of their largest crackdowns on the modern slave trade....

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7 February 2018

UK: Church investment fund says it will refuse to reelect directors at firms over gender & climate change concerns

Author: Angela Monaghan, The Guardian (UK)

The Church Investors Group has warned some of Britain’s biggest companies it intends to take a hard line on executive pay, gender diversity and climate change over the forthcoming annual meeting season. The group, which represents church organisations...

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7 February 2018

UK: Gig economy workers again call on govt. to change laws denying them basic rights following death of a self-employed courier

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian

Gig economy workers have expressed anger that long-awaited changes to working practices in Britain have stopped short of bringing in new laws to prevent bogus self-employment, which denies basic rights to around 1.1 million couriers, minicab drivers...

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