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Lawsuit against US govt. contractor ManTech alleges forced labour & workplace safety violations in Kuwait; co. denies allegations
Author: Entwicklungspolitik Online
Am 24. April jährt sich die Katastrophe von "Rana Plaza" zum fünften Mal. Beim Zusammenbruch des maroden Gebäudekomplexes in Bangladesch, in dem Textilfabriken untergebracht waren, starben am 24. April 2013 mehr als 1.100 Menschen. Aus diesem Anlass...
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USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuit alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre
Sri Lanka: Recruitment agencies allegedly force female domestic workers to take contraceptives to secure work in the Gulf
Author: Sophie Cousins, The Guardian
"Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf", 6 April 2018...
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5 years on from Rana Plaza building collapse - labour rights organizations urge brands to sign renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety
24 April 2018 marks five years since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh that crushed 1,134 people to death and injured over 2,000 others. The collapse of the eight-story building, which housed over five garment factories supplying global...
Author: All Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights
A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched on Sport, Human Rights and Modern Slavery. ...
Novartis responds to concerns raised about the social & environmental impacts of its business practices
On 2 April, the German-Swiss newspaper TagesWoche published an article about Novartis' decision to name Shannon Klinger chief of ethics and compliance and elevate the function to be part of the executive board following concerns raised about its...