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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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European Shipowners dumped 365 Toxic Ships on South Asian Beaches Last Year

Author: Shipbreaking Platform, Published on: 5 February 2013

365 toxics-laden ships were sent for breaking by European shipowners to the beaches of South Asia in 2012...This number represents a 75% increase from 2011...The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is currently working with the European Parliament to introduce a financial mechanism that would help shipowners internalize the costs of proper disposal of the hazardous materials found in end-of-life vessels...China is another major destination of concern for end-of-life ships sold by EU-based shipowners....[the NGO] notes with continued concern...the absence of independent trade unions in China [and] the lack of proper downstream management of toxic residues such as PCBs...[Refers to MSC]

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