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12 February 2019

UN Working Group on use of mercenaries calls for submissions on impacts of private military & security companies on gender (due 28 Feb) & links to extractives (due 15 Mar)

The two calls for contributions are available below in English, French and Spanish: PMSCs & gender (28 Feb) PMSCs & extractive industry (due 15 Mar)

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2 February 2019

Call for input: gender and private military and security companies

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination

In one of its two thematic reports for 2019, the Working Group intends to focus on gender dimensions of the PMSC industry. The Working Group understands gender to refer to the socially constructed identities, attributes and roles of persons in relation...

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25 January 2019

USA: Restaurant fined $7000 over alleged transgender discrimination of customer

Author: Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post (USA)

"D.C. restaurant fined $7,000 after asking transgender woman for ID before letting her use bathroom", 17 Jan 2019...

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24 January 2019
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Nueva Alianza empresaria por los derechos LGBTI fue lanzada en el Foro Davos” – 23 de enero de 2019...

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18 January 2019

Human Rights Watch's new world report explores role of businesses in abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

World Report 2019, 17 Jan 2019...

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14 January 2019

USA: Supreme Court reviews cases addressing LGBT discrimination in the workplace

Author: Jon Steingart, Bloomberg Law

"Supreme Court Signals Interest in LGBT Job Bias Cases", 7 Jan. 2019...

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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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11 January 2019

USA: Netflix pulls production from North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ law

Author: Tracy E. Gilchrist, Advocate

North Carolina has lost Netflix’s business for the time being because portions of the state’s anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2 remain on the books... [Netflix] had initially wanted to shoot its coming-of-age series OBX... in... Wilmington, N.C. but South...

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19 December 2018

Commentary: "Channelling Sir Geoffrey Chandler on the history and future of business and human rights"

Author: Bennett Freeman, on Institute for Human Rights and Business Blog

06 December 2018...

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10 December 2018

Citizen Lab alleges Netsweeper's software used to limit the freedom of expression & access to information of LGBTQ persons

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