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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)
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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...
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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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....
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...
UK: Rise in ethnic minority & women solicitors, but gap at senior levels continues, says Law Society
Author: Law Society of England & Wales
"BAME and women solicitors on the rise", 5 Jun 2017...
Author: Marina Fabre, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)
« Le patron de Barclays s’excuse d’avoir traqué un lanceur d’alerte », 12 mai 2017...
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UK: Co-op releases modern slavery statement & calls on other companies to help victims back in employment
Author: Terry Slavin, Ethical Corporation
"Join us in fight against slavery, says Co-op" 10 May 2017...