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Author: Gender & Development Network (GADN)
“COVID-19: A feminist response to a global pandemic”, June 2020...
UN experts encourage mandatory human rights due diligence, warning of the human cost of corruption in health-care supply chains
Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights
“COVID-19 highlights deadly cost of corruption & the urgent need for companies to respect human rights: UN experts”, 9 July 2020...
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“Agora mais do que nunca, Precisamos de uma devida diligência obrigatória na cadeia de abastecimento para travar os abusos das empresas e garantir a solidariedade global” ...
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New guidance released for states approaching mid-term review & update processes of National Action Plans
Author: Giada Lepore, Beatrice Pesce & Marta Bordignon, Human Rights International Corner (HRIC)
"National Action Plans on B&HR: a guidance for the mid-term review", 15 June...
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As govts. respond to COVID-19 fallout, progressive taxation could directly address economic inequalities, says CESR
Author: Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
“Recovering rights: Progressive tax measures to realise rights (Topic 3)”, 15 June 2020...
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Author: Ykje Vriesinga, NRC
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USA: Landmark Supreme Court decision rules that employers cannot discriminate against LGBTQ+ workers
On 15 July 2020, the US Supreme ruled that employers who terminate workers' employment on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity are in breach of civil rights laws. The case centred on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which b...
UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights launches ambitious project to implement UNGPs more broadly in next decade
Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN)
“New UN Working Group project: Business and human rights - towards a decade of global implementation”, 9 June 2020...