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Story
18 September 2018
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On Thursday 13 September, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that some UK surveillance programs, including the bulk interception of communications, violated the human right to privacy. The complaint before the ECHR was brought by a...

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Bericht
17 September 2018

Schweiz: Vergleichende Studie beleuchtet Zugänglichkeit von gerichtlichen & außer-gerichtlichen Rechtsbehelfe für Opfer von Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch Firmen

Autor/in: Bundesrat, Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Die Studie «Access to remedy» (nachfolgend Studie) fokussiert auf die staatlichen Instrumente, wobei sowohl gerichtliche als auch aussergerichtliche Rechtsbehelfe untersucht werden. Die nichtstaatlichen Mechanismen, wie beispielsweise die betrieblic...

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Artikel
17 September 2018
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Autor/in: Undercurrent News

"UK coalition recognizes risk of slavery in supply chains", 14 September 2018...

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Artikel
13 September 2018
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Autor/in: Lisa Kadel, Tara Van Ho and Anil Yilmaz Vastardis

...[T]he Court of Appeal (‘CA’) in England dismissed the case of AAA v Unilever in which victims of ethnic violence claimed that parent company, Unilever PLC (‘Unilever’), and its Kenyan subsidiary, Unilever Tea Kenya Ltd (‘Unilever Kenya’) were...

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Artikel
13 September 2018
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Autor/in: Leslie P. Norton, Barron's

"Socially Responsible Investing Gets a Boost From the U.K.", 12 September 2018...

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Artikel
11 September 2018
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Autor/in: Dalia Palombo, London School of Economics Fellow

The UK Supreme Court granted leave to appeal the case Lungowe v Vedanta  and is now considering whether or not to grant the same permission in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell...In these cases, the Supreme Court may provide further guidance as to two...

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Artikel
7 September 2018
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Autor/in: William Meade, CORE Coalition

...At present...there is no statutory regime in the UK for dealing with alleged violations of human rights by corporate actors...In three parent company liability cases heard before the UK Court of Appeal – Lungowe v. Vedanta, Okpabi v. Shell, and AAA...

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Artikel
29 August 2018
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Autor/in: Aliya Ram, Financial Times

"Modern slavery campaigners turn to online exploitation," 28 August 2018 [Subscription only]...

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Story
29 August 2018
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On 14 October and 22 December 2015, the Ogale and Bille Nigerian communities respectively filed claims against the UK company Royal Dutch Shell plc (hereinafter Shell) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the UK...

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Artikel
28 August 2018
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Autor/in: Home Office - GOV.UK

"Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: terms of reference", 17 August 2018...

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