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27 January 2020

UK: Second phase of Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to consider role of construction, design and cladding companies

On 27 January 2020, the second phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, commissioned by the UK Governement to examine the circumstances surrounding the fire that claimed 72 lives in 2017, is set to begin. While the first phase focused on the night of the...

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13 January 2020

Italian National Fashion Chamber's 100 members adopt manifesto to improve racial and gender diversity

Author: Colleen Barry / AP, Time

"'We Saw There Is Disparity.' Italian Fashion World Adopts Diversity Agenda", 12 Jan 2020...

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11 January 2020
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Author: Sibylle Laurent, LCI (France)

« Discrimination à l'embauche : pas de "name and shame" pour les entreprises épinglées ? », 8 janvier 2020...

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7 January 2020

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: 2019 highlights and opportunities for the New Year

Author: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

“UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: December 2019 Newsletter”, December 2019...

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6 January 2020
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Author: Le Figaro et AFP (France)

« Google ne respecte plus ses principes éthiques, selon un ancien directeur », 2 janvier 2019...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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9 December 2019
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Author: Ioanna Schimizzi, Paperjam (Luxembourg)

« Un pacte pour les droits de l'Homme en entreprise », 8 décembre 2019...

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5 December 2019

EU Fundamental Rights Agency looks at human rights implications of using facial recognition technology in law enforcement

Facial recognition technology (FRT) makes it possible to compare digital facial images to determine whether they are of the same person. Increasingly, private companies and public authorities are already using this technology, and several EU Member...

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5 December 2019

Insider Perspective: The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights 2019

Author: Davide Fiedler, WBCSD

[T]he UNGPs propose that States consider a “smart mix of measures - national and international, mandatory and voluntary”. Numerous countries are discussing, creating or have already adopted action plans, policies or laws to incentivize, pressure or...

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26 November 2019

Report finds LGBT+ inclusive emerging market companies have higher proportion of international revenues

Author: Open For Business

Representing the first-ever analysis of the financial impacts of LGBT+ inclusion on multinational companies headquartered in emerging markets, the report found a direct relationship between an emerging-market company’s support for LGBT+ inclusion and...

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