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11 September 2019

Pakistan: Seven years after factory fire, labour groups warn conditions remain unsafe and call for a worker-led safety programme

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Labour Education Foundation, National Trade Union Federation & Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research

"Seven years after deadly fire, garment workers in Pakistan still need a worker-led factory safety programme", 9 September 2019...

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10 September 2019

USA: Amazon accused of evading legal responsibility for fatalities & injuries linked to next-day deliveries; Incl. co. comments

In August 2019, Buzzfeed News published an article linking Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network to a litany of labour violations, exploitation and fatalities as a result of intense pressure experienced by drivers to meet delivery targets. ...

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6 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities allege that mining firm poisoned the water, destroyed houses in a lawsuit; company comments

Author: The Money Web

"Sierra Leone community’s suit against diamond miner shows activist trend", 6 August 2019...

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4 August 2019

Malaysia: High court sets precedent by ruling that an undocumented domestic worker can claim for unpaid wages

Author: Reuters, The Straits Times

"Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages", 30 July 2019...

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31 July 2019

UAE: Court orders construction co. to pay a fine & compensation to the family of a worker who died on site

Author: Anwar Ahmad, Gulf News

"Abu Dhabi court upholds ruling against company in electrician’s death," 30 Jul 2019...

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16 July 2019

So. Africa: Labour union threatens litigation and protests against govt. & companies responsible for water contamination

Author: Eric Naki, The Citizen (South Africa)

'Cosatu threatens govt, business with court over acid mine water’ 16 July 2019...

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6 June 2019

List of large businesses & associations with public statements & endorsements in support of human rights due diligence regulation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Large businesses (>1 bn € turnover) and associations with public statements and endorsements in support of mandatory human rights due diligence (non-comprehensive list), last updated 18 September 2019...

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3 June 2019

So. Africa: Minister backs down on move to double amount of harmful sulphur dioxide industries can lawfully emit

Author: Melanie Gosling, Fin24 (So. Africa)

‘Mokonyane backs down on controversial pollution law - for now’ 23 May 2019...

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27 May 2019

So. Africa: Parliamentary filing claim over 115 mines flouting water use permits on preventing waterways pollution; several companies’ comments

Author: Andiswa Matikinca & Mark Olalde, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Big increase in mine water pollution’ 17 May 2019...

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19 May 2019
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Author: Ecoactu

"CONDUITE RESPONSABLE DES ENTREPRISES : LE MAROC SE DOTE DE SA PLATEFORME DIGITALE", 13 Mai 2019...

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