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1 October 2018

UK: Report finds many co's supplying uniforms to the public sector do not report on measures to tackle slavery in supply chains

A new report published by CORE and ICAR on 28 September 2018 finds that few companies supplying uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, report on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply...

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28 September 2018

Qatar: Govt., FIFA respond to Amnesty International investigation into labour abuse of construction workers; implicated companies did not respond

An investigation by Amnesty International found that Mercury MENA took advantage of the sponsorship system in Qatar to exploit workers, failing to pay them thousands of dollars in wages and benefits, and leaving them stranded in Qatar. Amnesty found...

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24 September 2018

Campaign for mandatory human rights due diligence in Finland

In September 2018, a coalition of over 70 civil society organisations, companies and trade unions, coordinated by Finnwatch, launched the campaign #Ykkösketjuun calling for mandatory human rights due diligence legislation in Finland. The campaign now...

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20 September 2018

Bangladesh: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles members urge Govt. to support existing agreement for transition of Accord

Author: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

"Members of the textiles partnership posing a joint demand", 28 August 2018...

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18 September 2018

UK: Govt. unlawfully obtained data from communications co's, European Court of Human Rights rules

On Thursday 13 September, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that some UK surveillance programs, including the bulk interception of communications, violated the human right to privacy. The complaint before the ECHR was brought by a...

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13 September 2018

Environmental Justice Foundation welcomes German NAP but highlights need for focus on human rights abuses in the seafood industry

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

"EJF POSITION ON THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN GERMANY", 10 September 2018...

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11 September 2018
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Las energías renovables tienen problemas graves en derechos humanos" – 7 de agosto de 2018...

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11 September 2018

Europe's largest investor calls on govts to foster private-sector investment in support of the SDGs

Author: Investment & Pensions Europe

"Norway SWF: Governments could help realise sustainable development goals", 7 Sep 2018...

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5 September 2018

Australia: Civil society and business leaders express strong support for Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in open letter to Prime Minister

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, leaders of civil society, business, investors, academics and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, acknowledging the goodwill, time and effort contributed by...

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4 September 2018

German Advisory Council on Global Change recommends Govt. support lawsuits filed by individuals against large-scale emitters

Author: WBGU German Advisory Council on Global Change

"Just & In-Time Climate Policy: Four Initiatives for a Fair Transformation", August 2018 The WBGU recommends that the German Federal Government should support lawsuits filed by individuals against large-scale emitters... [U]p to now, such oppor...

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