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23 November 2017

4th Global Conference on Child Labour reaffirms commitment to ending child labour by 2025

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20 November 2017

Worker advocacy groups launch initiative to improve conditions in corporate supply chains through worker-led codes of conduct

Author: Steven Greenhouse, The Guardian

"'Some kids are not orphans because of this': how unions are keeping workers safe", 8 November 2017...

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17 November 2017

India: 11 pesticide companies banned after farmer committed suicide allegedly due to crop loss in pest attack

Author: Debabrata Mohanty, Hindustan Times (India)

“Fortnight after Bargarh farmer suicide, Odisha bans 11 pesticide companies”, 15 November 2017 ...

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15 November 2017
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Author: رانيا الصرايرة، الغد الأردني

حققت وحدة الاتجار بالبشر التابعة لمديرية الأمن العام، خلال هذا العام، بـ193 قضية اعتبرتها "اتجارا بالبشر"، وعند تحويلها للمحاكم تم تكييف 15 منها فقط بوصفها "اتجارا"، في حين تم تكييف بقية القضايا بأنها "قضايا نزاع عمالي"، بحسب النقيب محمد العزام من قسم...

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15 November 2017

Tanzania releases its national baseliness assessment on business & human rights, a critical step towards developing a NAP

“National Baseline Assessment of Current Implementation of Business and Human Rights Frameworks in the United Republic of Tanzania”...

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14 November 2017

EU: Parliament fails to reach conclusion on carcinogenic properties of glyphosate despite warnings of negative health effects

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14 November 2017

EU: Parliament postpones controversial vote due to lack of consensus on cancer concerns re glyphosate license

Author: Caterina Tani, EU Observer

"EU fails again to agree glyphosate renewal", 9 November 2017...

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9 November 2017
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Author: Marie-France Réveillard, La Tribune Afrique

"« L'amélioration de la productivité et des revenus des petits agriculteurs, la nouvelle révolution verte »", 8 novembre 2017...

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8 November 2017

USA: New bill expands migrant guest worker program, rights groups fear increased labour exploitation

Author: Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Mother Jones

"The GOP Wants To Bring in More Migrant Guest Workers—But For Much Lower Pay," 1 Nov 2017...

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8 November 2017

Sierra Leone: Report finds investors failed to conduct human rights due diligence prior to exiting development project; incl. company comments

Swedwatch's report entitled 'No Business, no rights: Human rights impacts when land investments fail to include responsible exit strategies. The case of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone', alleges that Swedish DFI Swedfund, and the Dutch equivalent FMO...

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