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12 November 2019

Over 50 academics & experts sign open letter to Italian govt. institutions on issue of business & human rights

Author: Proponents and Scientific Co-Directors of the "Business and Human Rights" Summer School & other signatories

With this Open Letter, we wish to express our appreciation as to the inclusion by the Italian Government in its work programme of the objective of achieving a "Green New Deal" (Para 7) aimed at rethinking the relationship between economic development,...

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5 November 2019

Australia: Civil liberties groups and business speak out over PM's proposal to ban protesters boycotting companies

Civil society groups and business speak out against proposals of the Morrison government to stop protesters boycotting companies they oppose. 

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31 October 2019

Thailand: Govt. adopts National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

Author: Rights and Liberties Protection Department (Thailand)

"Thailand has adopted the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights as 'the first country in Asia'", 30 Oct 2019...

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30 October 2019
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH), Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), Oxfam México, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), Proyecto sobre Organización, Desarrollo, Educación e Investigación (PODER). El Grupo Focal está observado por Asociación Interamericana de Derecho Ambiental (AIDA) y acompañado por Brigadas Internacionales de Paz (PBI)

“Urge corregir el proceso y contenido del PNDH”, 30 de octubre de 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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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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  https://plan-vigilance.org/

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