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14 January 2019

UK: Oil & gas companies use "vague" injunctions to block environmental protesters at drilling sites

Author: Josh Gabbatiss, Independent (UK)

"Surge in oil and gas companies using injunctions to block protesters at UK sites", 14 Jan. 2019...

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11 January 2019

Commentary: Implications of Zero Draft treaty on business & human rights for construction sector

Author: Dentons, on JD Supra

"Time for construction to step up to its human rights responsibilities?", 8 Jan 2019...

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10 January 2019

German court dismisses lawsuit against KiK over liability for fire at factory in Pakistan in 2012

On 10 January 2019, the Dortmund regional court dismissed a complaint brought by four Pakistani plaintiffs against KiK, a textile company, accused of joint liability over a fire that broke out at one of its suppliers in Karachi in 2012 and killed 250...

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9 January 2019
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Author: Expreso.ec

La Aduana investiga a 45 empresas por actos inusuales – 09 de enero de 2019...

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9 January 2019

Hong Kong: Lawmakers push for anti-slavery law

Author: Beh Lih Yi, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Hong Kong lawmaker vows fresh push for UK-style anti-slavery law", 9 January 2019...

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8 January 2019
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Author: Sabine Ghielmini & Christine Kaufmann, Schweizerisches Kompetenzzentrum für Menschenrechte

'Das verbindliche UN-Abkommen zu Wirtschaft und Menschenrechten und die UNGP: Komplementäre Instrumente?', Okt 2018...

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4 January 2019

Indonesia: Supreme Court upholds $69 million fine against palm oil company over negligence that caused forest fires

Author: Coconuts Jakarta

"Supreme Court upholds IDR 1 trillion decision against company for damages caused by forest fires", 2 Jan 2019...

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31 December 2018

Canada Supreme Court to hear case against Nevsun Resources over alleged forced labour & torture at Eritrea mine in January

Author: Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post (Canada)

"Supreme Court set to hear Nevsun Resources case on Eritrea human rights abuses", 27 Dec 2018...

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29 December 2018

Will Nevsun Mining be Punished for Slavery Abroad?

Author: Globe and Mail (Canada)

On January 23 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that will have major repercussions for Canadian companies with overseas operations....

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24 December 2018

China’s Land Reforms Must Be Grounded in Law

Author: Caixin

China is making new progress in revising its Land Administration Law. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress is set to deliberate on proposed amendments to the Land Administration Law…during its seventh meeting from Dec. 23-29…The...

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