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27 November 2019

India: 34,000 migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014; activists criticise lack of protections

Responding to a parliamentary question in November 2019, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedhan disclosed that a total of 33,988 Indian migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014. The country with the highest number of deaths was...

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25 November 2019

New report: "Navigating the Future of Business and Human Rights - Good Practice Examples"

Author: United Nations Global Compact

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights outline the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, including in supply chains, and to provide effective remedy to victims of business-related human rights abuses. These expectations ...

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25 November 2019

Uganda: Bidco workers protest poor working conditions; company comments

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Bidco laborers protest poor working conditions"...

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22 November 2019
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Author: Reuters

« L'organisme Canadien qui surveille l'industrie minière canadienne veut réclamer plus de pouvoirs », 21 novembre 2019...

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21 November 2019

NGO briefing analyses key features of new OECD guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

On 28 October 2019, the OECD launched new guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting - an important step towards encouraging responsible conduct by financial sector actors and establishing when and how they...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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Company response
14 November 2019

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's response

Author: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

In the 2017 Complaints and Appeals Procedure we encourage organisations to settle disputes with any aggrieved parties using their own internal grievance mechanisms. In this situation, it is our understanding that this is the case and that Wilmar are...

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Article
13 November 2019

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions calls on EU Commission to adopt EU-level Action Plan on BHR

Author: European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI)

ENNHRI acknowledges that there has been progress in recent years at EU level in addressing business and human rights issues......

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12 November 2019

Report assesses human rights performance of 22 largest Irish companies based on CHRB Core Indicators

On November 8th, the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) at the Trinity Business School launched a report assessing the human rights performance of the 22 largest companies in Ireland based on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) methodology....

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