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8 April 2020

Commentary: COVID-19 heightens supply chain vulnerabilities and demonstrates need for better human capital management

Author: Felicitas Weber, Project Lead, KnowTheChain and Sonal Mahida, Founder, Verability, in Responsible Investor (UK)

COVID-19 demonstrates the need to address ESG risks in supply chains, 7 April 2020...

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7 April 2020

Civil society groups call on govts. of UAE, Qatar & Oman to lift ban on Voice Over IP platforms, which limits freedom of expression & access to information

Author: Access Now, Smex & 27 other civil society groups

We... urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms used for voice and video internet calls... [which have been] banned... under the pretext of protecting the...

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7 April 2020

Commentary: Companies must mitigate human impacts of contractual non-performance during COVID-19 outbreak

Author: Andrea Shemberg & Benn Hogan, Global Business Initiative

“COVID-19 and contract non-performance: wise companies are guided by business and human rights thinking”, 4 April 2020...

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7 April 2020

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board publishes its fourth report

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7 April 2020

Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in privately-run dormitories complain of poor conditions

Author: BBC

“Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers”, 06 April...

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6 April 2020

Australia: Virtual picket-line represents new type of organizing in midst of COVID-19 restrictions

Author: United Workers Union Australia

"Nationwide virtual picket line calls for no worker to be left behind", 03 Apr 2020...

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6 April 2020

Autocracies & democracies around the world suppress COVID-19 information & crack down on activists

Author: Joshua Keating, Slate

"Strongman Medicine: Suspicious Numbers and Brutal Quarantines", 02 Apr 2020...

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6 April 2020

Kuwait: Migrant workers in cramped living conditions at increased risk of Covid-19 infection

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6 April 2020

Migrant workers in Kuwait & Bahrain face discrimination, disproportionate hardship under Covid-19 response

Author: Migrant Rights

"The COVID-19 crisis is fuelling more racist discourse towards migrant workers in the Gulf," 5 Apr 2020...

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6 April 2020

Pillar Two compiles resources for companies & investors to navigate responsibility to respect human rights during COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Pillar Two

"Managing human rights risks during and after Covid-19", 02 Apr 2020...

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