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20 April 2018

Lawsuit against US govt. contractor ManTech alleges forced labour & workplace safety violations in Kuwait; co. denies allegations

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20 April 2018
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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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20 April 2018
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Author: Eva Sas, Les Echos

« Rana Plaza, 5 ans après », 15 avril 2018...

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20 April 2018

USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuit alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre

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19 April 2018
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19 April 2018

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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18 April 2018

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...

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18 April 2018

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sport, Human Rights and Modern Slavery launched

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. ...

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17 April 2018
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Am 2. April veröffentlichte die TagesWoche einen Artikel anlässlich der Beförderung von Novartis Ethik-Chefin Shannon Klinger in die Geschäftsleitung des Unternehmens. Der Artikel äußert zudem Bedenken über die Patentpolitik und Zugang zu Medikamenten...

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17 April 2018

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...

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