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States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights, say civil society groups
Author: Access Now, Human Rights Watch, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales & 103 other civil society groups
[W]e urge governments to show leadership in tackling the pandemic in a way that ensures that the use of digital technologies to track and monitor individuals and populations is carried out strictly in line with human rights... [A]n increase in state...
UAE: NGO calls out "discriminatory" roll back of protections on migrant worker contracts during Covid-19 outbreak
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the UAE labour ministry made the decision in March to allow companies to "restructure the contractual relationship" with their employers, including cutting salaries and putting workers on paid leave. ...
Somalia: Businesses fuelling insecurity by funding terrorism & promoting ethnic discrimination, claims columnist
Author: Osman Aidarus, MENAFN (Jordan)
"Chaos Profiteers: How Somalia's Business People are it's Main Nemesis?"...
USA: Supreme Court judgment in case against Comcast narrows scope for when plaintiffs can succeed on racial discrimination suits
Author: Ian Millhiser, VOX
"The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that bodes ill for the future of civil rights" 25 Mar 2020...
Commentary: Companies can be a powerful participant in preventing & mitigating stigma associated with COVID-19
Author: Global Business Initiative
“COVID-19 and combatting stigma: the role of responsible business”, 25 March 2020...
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ERGO Network calls on employers to actively support Roma youth employment & truly inclusive workplaces
Author: ERGO Network
“Place for All: Inclusive work spaces are good for employers, employees & society”, 24 March 2020...
Author: Ruby Lott-Lavigna, VICE
"ASOS, Boohoo and the Fast Fashion Workers Fighting to Unionise", 3 March 2020...
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Author: Jenny Vaughn & Kelly Scott, BSR
Coronavirus is raising a range of human rights dilemmas for business, including:...
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"Saudi Aramco slammed over migrant worker dressed as sanitiser", 11 Mar 2020 Oil giant Saudi Aramco has come under fire after photos showing one of its migrant workers wearing a surgical mask and a large hand-sanitiser dispenser went viral on social m...
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