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7 July 2019

Thailand: Groups fear that Thai NAP won't impose binding obligations for companies

Author: Pravit Rojanaphruk, Khaosod English

"National Action Plan for Human Rights and Businesses won't be mandatory," 29 June 2019...

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7 July 2019

Thailand: Thai BHR Network calls on govt to release an effective, inclusive, & implementable NAP

Author: Manushya Foundation & Thai BHR Network

"Thailand: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP-BHR) must regulate corporate activity to guarantee business respect human rights, including for Thai companies operating abroad", 27 June 2019...

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28 June 2019

Int'l human rights law as the common ground for govts. & cos. to rethink internet content moderation

Author: David Kaye, OneZero

"A New Constitution for Content Moderation", 25 Jun 2019...

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27 June 2019

New website launched to identify companies covered by French duty of vigilance law

Adopted in 2017, the French duty of vigilance law requires large French companies to identify and prevent human rights risks linked to their activities. In the absence of a government registry, CCFD-Terre Solidaire and Sherpa, with the support of...

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27 June 2019
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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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14 June 2019

New report: 2030 Agenda should be harnessed to catalyse business respect for human rights

Author: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

"Exploring an integrated approach to business, human rights and the 2030 Agenda", 11 June 2019...

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10 June 2019
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Un proyecto aprobado por la Unión Europea para ser implementado en nueve (9) países latinoamericanos: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Panamá y Perú, durante los próximos tres años ha sido presentando en un evento...

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6 June 2019

List of large businesses & associations that support human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations publicly speaking out in favour of mandatory human rights due diligence regulation and/or endorsing campaigns (non-comprehensive), last updated 13 June 2019...

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3 June 2019

Govt. of Pakistan blacklists recruitment agents after 25 migrant workers exploited and stranded in UAE

The Pakistan government has taken action against what has been called a "fake visa and recruitment scam network [with] deep roots in Pakistan". Reports surfaced of 25 men recruited to work as security guards in Dubai by fraudulent recruiters operating...

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