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23 June 2017

Ecuadorian people affected by Chevron’s oil pollution continue to seek justice in other countries after US Supreme Court decision

Author: teleSUR

"Washing Hands of US Supreme Court, Ecuador's Amazon Chevron Victims Seek Justice Abroad", 22 Jun 2017...

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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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21 June 2017
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Author: Yassine Bellamine, HuffPost Tunisie

« La violation des droits des travailleurs est systématique en Tunisie selon un rapport de la confédération syndicale internationale », 15 juin 2017...

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21 June 2017

Business and human rights: The challenge of regulating global supply chains

Author: Justine Nolan, University of New South Wales, Alternative Law Journal

"Business and human rights: The challenge of putting principles into practice and regulating global supply chains" 6 Jun 2017...

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21 June 2017

Starbucks to hire 2,500 refugees in its European coffee shops despite backlash

Author: Sara Spary, BuzzFeed

"Starbucks Will Hire 2,500 Refugees To Work In Its European Coffee Shops Despite Backlash", 20 Jun 2017...

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19 June 2017

UK: Companies’ failure to prevent human rights abuses by subsidiaries or suppliers should be a criminal offence says Parliament committee

Author: Katherine Tyler & Sophia Kerridge, Kingsley Napley, in Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Climate Change on Corporate Behaviour", 19 Jun 2017...

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16 June 2017

Blog addresses London Grenfell Tower Fire from business & human rights angle

Author: Anna Dannreuther for RightsInfo (UK)

...KCTMO is a private company registered in England and Wales. The building’s architects, renovators, and contractors, are also all “business enterprises” for the purposes of the UNGPs, and they therefore must respect each and every one of the rights...

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15 June 2017

UK: BAE systems allegedly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes with dubious human rights conduct

Author: The Guardian

BAE, Britain’s biggest arms company, secretly sold mass surveillance technology to six Middle Eastern governments that have been criticised for repressing their citizens, the BBC has reported. The sophisticated technology can be used to spy on a huge...

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12 June 2017

4 short briefings released for businesses & investors on reporting requirements under UK Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies with a turnover of more than £36m operating in the UK to publish an annual statement setting out what they have done to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains and operations....

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8 June 2017

Brazil/UK: JBS supplied beef to UK retailers from Brazilian farm being investigated for forced labour; comments from Waitrose, NHS, Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Princes

Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Ana Aranha, Piero Locatelli & André Campos, The Guardian (UK) and Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

"Waitrose pulls its corned beef off shelves after Guardian reveals alleged slavery links-Documents show JBS, which supplies beef to retailers including Waitrose, previously bought cattle from Brazilian farm now being investigated for labour abuse", 6...

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