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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative

Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...

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20 August 2018
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Author: 亚洲基金会

近年来,随着中国劳动力成本的不断上升,越来越多的中国纺织服装企业投资东南亚、南亚等劳动力成本更为低廉的国家,包括越南、缅甸、孟加拉等国,为这些国家创造了丰厚的经济利润和更多的就业机会。与此同时,“走出去”的中国企业也面临着一系列企业社会责任相关的问题,对企业的可持续发展提出了挑战,建设性别平等的工作环境便是其中的关键议题之一。 为此,亚洲基金会于2017年联合中国纺织工业联合会社会责任办公室研究团队开展了“中国海外投资纺织服装企业中的性别平等”研究项目...

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8 August 2018
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Das Öko-Institut berichtet in einer aktuellen Studie über die Risiken für Menschenrechte und Umwelt, die mit der Globalisierung der Wertschöpfungsketten deutscher Unternehmen einhergehen. Die Analyse beruht auf den drei Fallstudien 'Bergbau', ...

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Article
7 August 2018

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges govt and businesses to extend support for Rohingya refugees

Author: UNHCR

"UNHCR's Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar's Rakhine State," 07 August 2018...

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30 July 2018

Alliance plans on transitioning worker helpline to independent initiative, increasing access to millions more workers in Bangladesh

Author: The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance)

"Alliance to Transition Landmark Amader Kotha Worker Helpline to Independent Initiative, Expanding Access to Millions More Workers", 22 July 2018...

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20 July 2018

FLEX launches action plan for govts. to prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation in global supply chains

A new FLEX blueprint sets out ten government actions to tackle human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains through worker-centred corporate accountability.The research findings are captured in depth in the report: Seeing through...

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18 July 2018

Verisk Maplecroft Human Rights Outlook 2018 highlights modern slavery risks arising from automation & attacks on defenders as key challenges

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13 July 2018

German Ministry of Economic Affairs acknowledges need for reform of social audits in textile industry in final statement on OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland; incl. co response

In May 2016, ECCHR and several partner organisations filed an OECD complaint against TÜV Rheinland for its alleged failure to notice the presence of child labour, lack of freedom of association, risks of building safety, and disciplinary measures...

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Company response
12 July 2018

Response by TÜV Rheinland

Author: TÜV Rheinland

We invited TÜV Rheinland to respond the press release by ECCHR and in particular the concern that TÜV Rheinland broke off the negotiations. TÜV Rheinland responded and referred us to a statement on their website available here....

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