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10 September 2019

Five ways the new draft treaty on business and human rights can be strengthened

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9 September 2019

Bangladesh: Union alleges 700+ garment workers dismissed from factory producing for C&A, H&M & Benetton were targeted for union activities; Incl. co. responses

Photo credit: Tareq Salahuddin CC BY 2.0 In August 2019, 701 garment workers at SF Denim Apparels (SF Denim) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were fired en masse after the factory - which produces for  Benetton, C&A and H&M - cited a shortage of orders f...

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9 September 2019

UAE: State news agency reports labour dispute settlement involving 320 workers

On 7 September 2019, the Emirates state news agency reported the settlement of a labour dispute involving 320 workers in Abu Dhabi. According to the report, the Abu Dhabi Labour Tribunal at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department set-up a mobile court to...

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6 September 2019

Cambodia: CENTRAL launches mobile app to share labour rights and educate workers about their rights

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5 September 2019

Out now: Renewable energy minerals tracker logs company human rights practice

Tracking the human rights implications of the mineral boom powering the transition to a low-carbon economy. Demand for minerals like lithium, cobalt, copper, and nickel is expanding as companies race to produce the technology needed to support the low...

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5 September 2019

USA: Walmart to discontinue handgun ammunition sales following civil society pressure after El Paso attack

On August 3, 2019, a man killed 22 people and injured another 24 people with an assualt rifle in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. The perpetrator drove about 11 hours from his home in Allen, Texas to the Walmart in El Paso to commit the attack. In...

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4 September 2019

Garment worker minimum wage talks deadline extended by Cambodia labour ministry

 

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4 September 2019

Weekly Update 4 September 2019: Investors & companies pressure Brazil Govt. over Amazon fires

Our run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements. READ THE FULL UPDATE Archive of past Weekly Updates since 2005 Weekly update sign-up

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3 September 2019

What the draft treaty's definition of 'victim' means for access to remedy

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2 September 2019

Colombia: Investigation reveals how gold, mined illegally, finds its way to Apple and other companies' products

The New York Times series “The Weekly” released a segment detailing the route of illegal gold from Colombian mines to iPhones and other technology used in people’s daily lives. The news outlet’s correspondents state that violent paramilitary activity...

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