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9 July 2017

UK drugs groups seek court block on NHS price limits

Author: Sarah Neville, Financial Times (UK)

The UK drugs industry is going to court in an attempt to stop the country’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service from imposing new limits on the price it will pay for medicines. The action follows a government crackdown in April that limits funding...

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5 July 2017

EU adopts new standards on endocrine disruptors; chemical industry says criteria will hit farmers without additional protection for health & environment

Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer

European experts on Tuesday (4 July) endorsed a proposal by the European Commission on the scientific criteria to qualify what substances significantly alter the chemical balance in humans... [A]n EU system to classify them has been a long time in the...

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4 July 2017

UK: Commission finds Natl. Health Service trust broke data protection laws in trials with Google DeepMind

Author: Aliya Ram, Financial Times (UK)

"Royal Free ‘failed to comply’ with data laws in tie-up with Google", 3 Jul...

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29 June 2017

Corporate tax avoidance “inconsistent” with human rights, says UN treaty body

Author: Center for Economic and Social Rights

"Tax competition and corporate tax avoidance “inconsistent” with human rights, says UN treaty body", 28 Jun 2017...

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26 June 2017

Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses

Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017

"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...

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26 June 2017

UK: Highs & lows of business & human rights laws

Author: Anna Dannreuther & Hayley Chapman, Rights Info

"The Highs and Lows of the UK’s Business and Human Rights Laws", 16 Jun 2017...

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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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