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14 July 2017

Russia: State-controlled traffic of North Korean workers amounts to slave trade, say human rights groups

Author: Andrew Higgins, The New York Times

"North Koreans in Russia work ‘basically in the situation of slaves’", 11 July 2017...

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20 June 2017

Russia: Construction workers face exploitation & labour abuses on World Cup 2018 stadiums; says HRW report

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16 June 2017

UK: 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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27 March 2017

The Dark Legacy of China’s Drive for Global Resources

Author: William Laurance, E360

As China pursues a startling array of energy, mining, logging, agricultural, and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent, it is having an unprecedented environmental impact on the planet…China’s most profound environmental impacts revolve...

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3 March 2017

UK: Family of man who died from asbestos-related cancer receive large settlement from previous employers

Author: Leigh Day

"Six-figure settlement for family of former cement factory worker", 3 Mar 2017...

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27 February 2017

International conference anniversary: What's changed for Syrian refugees & their hosts in Jordan, Lebanon & Turkey?

On 4 February 2016, the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations (UN) hosted an international conference in support of Syria and the broader region, in London....

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27 February 2017

Jordan: NGO evaluation reveals weaknesses of international assistance programme to improve economic opportunities for refugees & vulnerable Jordanians

Author: International Rescue Committee

"In Search of Work - Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact", 22 Feb 2017...

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23 February 2017

Jordan: UNHCR compact 1 year on - challenges for access to school & work for Syrian refugees remain

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

"UNHCR consultations with refugees – The Jordan Compact, one year later, Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions", 29 Jan 2017...

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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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21 February 2017

Turkey: Child labour widespread across agricultural, construction and textile sectors

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