Migrant & immigrant workers
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Articles and reports from a range of sources are below.
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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...
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...
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...
Singapore: 20,000 migrant workers quarantined in privately-run dormitories complain of poor conditions
“Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers”, 06 April...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Migrant workers
Author: United Workers Union Australia
"Nationwide virtual picket line calls for no worker to be left behind", 03 Apr 2020...
Author: Joshua Keating, Slate
"Strongman Medicine: Suspicious Numbers and Brutal Quarantines", 02 Apr 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...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Government & business response