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2 May 2016

China: Foreign NGO management law passed, groups wary of restrictions on activities

"Western governments and rights groups lambasted a new Chinese law governing non-governmental organizations (NGOs)…saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country. The law, which was passed by...

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28 April 2016
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Author: 黄安伟, 纽约时报

中国…政府通过了一项新法律,目的主要是通过警察监督,来限制境外非政府组织以及它们在当地的合作伙伴的工作。据官方新闻报道,7000多家境外非政府组织将受到影响。从事各种中国公民社会工作,包括环境、慈善事业和文化交流,甚至可能包括教育和商业的境外团体,现在必须找到一个中国的官方合作单位,并确保其所从事的项目得到警方的批准。那些不符合这些条件的团体将被迫离开中国…...

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8 February 2016

USA: 2 Senators introduce bill to limit use of arbitration by companies including in employment disputes

Author: Jessica Silver-Greenberg & Michael Corkery, New York Times (USA)

"Bill Seeks to Limit Use of Arbitration to Avoid Courts", 4 Feb 2016...

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28 October 2015

Business groups argue that allowing US lawsuit against chocolate firms over alleged child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire to continue would damage US business

Author: Law360 (USA)

“Nestle Child Slave Suit Hurts US Business, Justices Told”, 26 Oct 2015 [subscription required]...

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21 October 2015

Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise? — Session I: Taking Stock of the Issues

Author: Susan Aaronson, Axel Berger, Marjoie Chorlins, Celeste Drake, Fredrik Erixon, Dan Ikenson & Phil Levy, Cato Institute (USA)

What is at stake in these negotiations?  Why are some issues more difficult to resolve than others, and how can compromise be reached?  This panel will identify the low-hanging fruit, the sacred cows, and everything in between to provide a better...

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1 October 2015
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Author: Lisa Rickard, Chambre de commerce des Etats-Unis, dans Les Echos (France)

« Une vigilance accrue, mais à quel prix ? », 28 septembre 2015...

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17 March 2015

China: US Chamber of Commerce protests security rules

Author: Doug Young, Forbes

"US Tech Firms Protest Beijing Security Rules", 9 Feb 2015...

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2 December 2014

Supreme Court to weigh in on protections for pregnant workers

Author: Tierney Sneed, USNews

...Peggy Young, a United Parcel Service employee...was put on unpaid leave when she became pregnant in 2006. The Supreme Court hears her case -- a challenge to the UPS policy -- [today]...The case...revolves around the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.....

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3 June 2014

US Govt. proposals for carbon emissions control on energy sector

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 2 June 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by US power plants of 30% from 2005 levels, by 2030. In addition to reducing US contributions to greenhouse gases and climate change, the EPA...

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20 March 2014

Showdown Over Silica Regs at OSHA [USA]

Author: Jenna Greene, Legal Times (USA)

[free registration required] The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week kicked off...public hearings on a controversial proposed rule that would reduce workers’ exposure to crystalline silica—tiny particles...that...can cause lung...

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