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31 January 2017

DRC: Swedwatch calls for urgent revision of Kimberley Process to address widespread child labour in diamond supply chain

Author: Swedwatch

“Childhood lost: Diamond mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and weaknesses of the Kimberley Process”, 21 December 2016...

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23 January 2017

So. Africa: More than 2800 workers face retrenchment in the poultry industry due to dumping of cheap products from abroad; labour union calls for govt.'s urgent intervention

South Africa's poultry industry is in crisis as companies close and scale down operations due to sustainability challenges caused by competition from cheap imports from abroad. The country's largest poultry producer, Rainbow Chicken, renamed RCL Foods,...

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19 December 2016

Release of US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

The US Government released its National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct on 16 December 2016 in Washington DC, at an event featuring representatives of the US Departments of Commerce, Labor, State, and Treasury, and the National Economic Co...

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29 November 2016

France becomes first European country to label items from Israeli settlements

Author: Charlotte England, Independent (UK)

France has said goods from the Israeli occupied Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, prompting Israel to accuse the country of aiding a boycott of the Jewish State. Paris published guidelines on enforcing European Union (EU) regulations on...

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30 September 2016

Papua New Guinea activist to receive global prize for environment & human rights - has been threatened & beaten for opposing logging by Rimbunan Hijau

Author: Global Witness (UK)

As activist receives global award for fighting deforestation, Global witness calls for urgent halt to rainforest destruction across Papua New Guinea, 29 Sep 2016...

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13 July 2016

Are US Companies Starting to Feel the Repercussions of New Anti-Slavery Regulations?

Author: Source Intelligence

For decades, the US border customs agents have overlooked section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act, which prohibited goods from entering the US made with the use of forced labor. Earlier in 2016, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade...

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7 July 2016

US ban on imports made with slavery requires companies to heighten supplier scrutiny - corporate lawyer Brenda Jacobs

Author: Brenda Jacobs, Sidley Austin LLP, on Just-Style (UK)

"US forced labour ban requires supply chain scrutiny", 7 July 2016...

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13 June 2016

USA: Authorities blocks imports linked to 3 Chinese companies, suspected to be produced by prison labour

Author: Sophia Yan, CNN (USA)

"U.S. steps up pressure on China over prison labor", 6 Jun 2016...

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13 June 2016

Civil society groups call for effective EU law on conflict minerals in letter to Dutch Presidency

Author: Amnesty International, Global Witness & others

"Open letter to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Member States of the European Union," 13 Jun 2016...

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6 June 2016

Danish parliament discourages companies from engagement in Western Sahara

Author: Peter Kenworthy, Afrika Kontakt

Don’t trade with Western Sahara, says Danish parliament...

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