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29 May 2020

Europe: Women’s Link Worldwide, Amnesty & IPPF outline measures to protect rights of women & girls during & after COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Women’s Link Worldwide, Amnesty International & International Planned Parenthood Federation

“Europe: Millions of women and girls facing increasing discrimination, insecurity and violence amidst COVID-19”, 26 May 2020...

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13 May 2020

Tool provides guidance to companies on protecting the right to health in accordance with human rights due diligence standards

Author: Ana Dangova Hug, Inter Partes

"Tool on (Children's) Right to Health and Businesses: Unpacking the Human Rights Due Diligence Standard", May 2020...

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10 May 2020

NGOs publish a new report providing guidance for upholding human rights in occupied territories

On April 30th, Al-Haq and global legal action network have released a new report, Business and Human Rights in Occupied Territory: Guidance for Upholding Human Rights, closely examines the economies of three situations of occupation - in Russian...

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5 May 2020

Anti-Slavery Intl. assesses COVID-19 impacts on people in or vulnerable to modern slavery; includes guidance for policymakers, donors & business

Author: Anti-Slavery International

"Leaving no-one behind", April 2020...

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1 May 2020

GBI & Clifford Chance explore growing calls for mandatory human rights due diligence & the effect of COVID-19

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights & Clifford Chance LLP

“Navigating the changing business and human rights legal landscape - from GBI and Clifford Chance”, 1 May 2020...

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1 May 2020

Minderoo Foundation examines key risks COVID-19 presents for migrant & other vulnerable workers, & how business & govt. can mitigate risks

Author: Minderoo Foundation - Walk Free Initiative

“Protecting people in a pandemic: Urgent collaboration is needed to protect vulnerable workers and prevent exploitation”, April 2020...

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30 April 2020

USA: Workers allege Tyson, JBS & Smithfield failed to provide protective equipment in meat processing & packing plants amid COVID-19

Author: Taylor Telford & Kimberly Kindy, The Washington Post

“As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become Covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses”, 25 April 2020...

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28 April 2020
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Author: Catraca Livre (Brazil)

“Marcas fortalecem ações contra violência doméstica no isolamento. País registra aumento no número de mulheres agredidas dentro de casa durante a pandemia de Covid-19”, 24 de Abril de 2020...

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24 April 2020

Human rights guidance & tools for companies during COVID-19

As the scale of COVID-19's impact on people, economy and planet continues to emerge, "the relevance of the values and standards of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights grows exponentially". Thorough human rights action and due...

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22 April 2020

Commentary: Corporate crisis management teams should use human rights specialists to ensure ethical responses to COVID-19

Author: Ron Popper, Global Business Initiative for Human Rights

“Pandemic shows need to integrate human rights specialists in crisis management teams”, 20 April 2020...

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