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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...
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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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.
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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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