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6 December 2017

Blog: How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

Author: Dunstan Allison-Hope, BSR

By vastly improving our analytical capability, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to address some of humanity’s most pressing challenges, including those relating to healthcare, education, transportation, counter-terrorism, and criminal...

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22 November 2017

Finland: Govt. guidelines on socially responsible public procurement discuss human rights considerations

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15 September 2017

USA: Increasing minimum wages contributes to raising workers' livelihoods & wider social standards, researchers find

Author: Ben Schiller, Fast Company (USA)

"Raising the minimum wage has benefits way beyond creating more wealth for workers", 31 August 2017...

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13 September 2017

Civil society urges businesses & govts. to put human rights at core of implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals

In advance of the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017, civil society leaders urge businesses and governments to ensure that respect for human rights is an integral part of all actions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

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12 September 2017

USA: Rhode Island Association of the Deaf sues Lifespan over alleged disability discrimination for failing to provide interpreters

Author: Katie Mulvaney, Providence Journal (USA)

"R.I. [Rhode Island] Deaf Association sues Lifespan accusing lack of interpreters for the deaf", 10 Sep 2017...

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24 August 2017

USA: Coal mining divides tribes in Montana - economic opportunity or social & environmental threat?

Author: Valerie Volcovici, Business Insider

"In Montana's Indian country, tribes take opposite sides on coal", 21 August 2017...

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14 August 2017
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Author: 文山、苗子,德国之声

两名乌干达员工日前向他们的前雇主中国交建提起诉讼,控告其歧视、解雇感染艾滋病病毒的员工...乌干达高等法院将在8月16日开庭审理此案。卡托和另外一名员工要求中国交建赔偿4亿乌干达先令(约合11万美元)。此前,控辩双方的庭外和解努力已经宣告失败。...

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31 July 2017

China: Transgender man wins first-of-its-kind labour discrimination case

Author: Emily Rauhala, Washington Post (USA)

"Transgender Chinese man wins first-of-its-kind labor discrimination case", 27 Jul 2017...

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11 July 2017

UK: Independent review examines implications of gig economy & sets out recommendations for workers' rights & employers' responsibilities

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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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