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26 March 2019

Investors representing $1.3 trillion call on govts to make human rights due diligence mandatory throughout investment lifecycle

On 25 March 2019, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) on behalf of a group of investors representing $1.3 trillion in assets called for enhanced investor due diligence to address environmental, social and governance risks, including human...

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25 March 2019

UK: Govt. schemes designed to bring in migrant workers post-Brexit could increase exploitation, say charities

Author: Emma Wallis, Info Migrants

"Could post-Brexit Britain increase the risk of modern slavery in the UK?", 20 March 2019...

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4 March 2019

New principles on the right to education & private actors adopted by human rights experts

On 13 February 2019, a group of human rights experts adopted the Abidjan Principles, which seek to strengthen existing efforts to ensure that the right to education is protected in the context of growing private actor involvement in education.

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20 February 2019

Ireland's work permit scheme for migrant workers in fishing industry breaches human rights, say UN rapporteurs

Author: Sonia Elk, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Irish migrant fisher workers' scheme breaches human rights, say UN rapporteurs", 18 Feb 2019...

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19 February 2019

Study ranks EU states on human rights performance to help guide responsible investment decisions

Author: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

On what criteria should investment decisions be made? How should states rank when it comes to non-financial information? What indicators should be used? The objective of the present study is to establish a methodology and classification system that...

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17 February 2019

Open for Public Comments until 15 March 2019: Thailand National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Note from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre:  The final draft of Thailand's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights is linked below. The public is invited to send its comments to the Rights and Liberties Protection Department of the...

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12 February 2019

Amnesty International finds Qatar falling short on labour reforms ahead of World Cup; FIFA calls for additional progress, govt. reiterates commitment

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9 February 2019

Laos: Groups urge poor's participation in decision-making process for investment projects

Author: Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia

"Rights Groups Urge Laos to Include The Poor in Decision-Making, Ahead of UN Expert's Visit", 6 February 2019...

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4 February 2019

Spain: Female shoe workers organise to fight poor conditions incl. lack of formal employment contracts & low wages

Author: Rocío Ros Rebollo, openDemocracy

"Spanish women shoe workers organise to end decades of exploitation", 28 Jan 2019...

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21 January 2019
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Author: Le Monde (France)

« Reconnaissance faciale : Amazon, Microsoft et Google sommés de ne pas vendre leur technologie aux Etats », 16 janvier 2019...

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