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3 May 2017

EU: MEPs call for rules on human rights obligations of private security companies

Author: European Parliament

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct [...] said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on...

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26 April 2017

"What is Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR)?"

Author: Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (USA)

...[Low]-wage workers at the base of corporate supply chains remain isolated, vulnerable, exploited and abused... Corporations...bear responsibility for ensuring that human rights are respected in their suppliers’ operations, but they tend to treat...

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15 March 2017

Report by NGO highlights European supermarkets operating in obscure retail buying groups

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

"Eyes on the price: International supermarket buying groups in Europe", 15 March 2017...

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Article
2 March 2017

Commentary: "How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble"

Author: Michael Hobbes, Foreign Policy

"Saving the World, One Meaningless Buzzword at a Time - How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble"...

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31 January 2017

DRC: Swedwatch calls for urgent revision of Kimberley Process to address widespread child labour in diamond supply chain

Author: Swedwatch

“Childhood lost: Diamond mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and weaknesses of the Kimberley Process”, 21 December 2016...

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Article
31 January 2017

Germany: Trade union alleges exploitation of subcontracted labour in meat industry

Author: Rachel Knaebel, Equal Times

"Subcontracting exploitation in the German meat industry", 30 Jan 2017...

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30 January 2017
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Author: Les Echos (France)

« Les droits humains, nouvelle préoccupation des entreprises », 26 janvier 2017...

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26 January 2017

Human rights impact assessment: Nevsun's Bisha Mine - 2014

Author: LKL International Consulting Inc.

“Human rights impact assessment of the Bisha mine in Eritrea”, April 2014...

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11 January 2017

Good practice note on linking human rights & anti-corruption compliance endorsed by UN Global Compact Working Group

Author: UN Global Compact

“Linking Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Compliance: A Good Practice Note endorsed by the United Nations Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group”, 21 December 2016...

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Report
11 January 2017

OSCE Conference Report: Prevention of trafficking for labour exploitation in supply chains

Author: Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe

Conference Report: "Prevention of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains” (7-8 September 2016)...

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