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6 September 2017

UK: Intl. Transport Workers’ Federation supports seafarers in 3 cases of abandonment by Turkish Voda Shipping, claim conditions "close to modern day slavery"

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has 'successfully supported the crew in three ship abandonment cases in UK waters that show a culture close to modern day slavery in some parts of the shipping industry'. The ITF alleges that...

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6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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5 September 2017

UK at centre of secret $3bn Azerbaijani money laundering and lobbying scheme

Author: The Guardian

Azerbaijan’s ruling elite operated a secret $2.9bn (£2.2bn) scheme to pay prominent Europeans, buy luxury goods and launder money through a network of opaque British companies, an investigation by the Guardian reveals. Leaked data shows that the...

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5 September 2017

UK: Azerbaijani leadership, accused of human rights abuses, used British companies in money laundering & lobbying scheme, Guardian investigation reveals

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5 September 2017

Voda Shipping did not respond re allegations of modern slavery cases of ship abandonment in UK waters

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5 September 2017
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Author: The Guardian

"Guardian: Азербайджан "отмыл" миллиарды евро через эстонский банк"...

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4 September 2017

The Scottish firms that let money flow from Azerbaijan to the UK

Author: The Guardian

UK companies using an obscure Scottish business structure are at the centre of a multibillion-dollar operation to funnel cash out of Azerbaijan, an investigation by the Guardian has found. Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs), structures originally...

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4 September 2017

UK: FAQs on "business and human rights after Brexit"

Author: British Institute for Intl. and Comparative Law

Our Brexit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are designed to provide an overview of a selection of legal issues affected by Brexit. Insofar as possible, they attempt to clarify the current state of the law, and anticipate how the law might be affected...

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1 September 2017

UK: NHS asks pharmacists to demonstrate compliance with Modern Slavery Act despite not being required to

“Pharmacy contractors asked for modern slavery compliance statements”...

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31 August 2017

UK: New law presumes business guilty of tax evasion unless it shows preventive measures were in place

Author: Neil Hodge, on International Bar Association blog

"UK crackdown on global financial crime puts onus on companies", 21 Aug 2017...

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