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4 Sep 2014

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CORE Coalition

CORE: UK Govt. must legislate to tackle corporate human rights abuse abroad

One year on from the launch of the UK's Business and Human Rights Action Plan, the CORE Coalition, whose members include Amnesty International, Oxfam, and WWF, is calling on the government to seize opportunities in the next few months to eradicate slavery from UK company supply chains and to end the trade in conflict minerals...The CORE Coalition is calling on government to: introduce new requirements for large UK companies to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains, through an amendment to the Modern Slavery Bill....back calls for a mandatory EU scheme to end the trade in conflict minerals that fund armed groups in countries including Colombia, the DRC and the Central African Republic, and which end up in hi-tech goods, including mobile phones and computers sold in the UK....Conduct a review of access to justice in the UK for victims of corporate abuse abroad. 

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