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16 July 2018

China: Whistleblower sentenced to prison after reporting industrial pollution by three companies, despite authorities confirming his accusations were true

Author: Qian Jinghua, Sixth Tone (China)

"Environmental Whistleblower Gets Prison Sentence", 12 Jul 2018...

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10 July 2018

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution on improving accountability & access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse

The OHCHR is pleased to announce a formal request by the Human Rights Council to the High Commissioner to continue work on the Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP).  On 6 July, the Council adopted by consensus resolution A/HRC/38/13 entitled ...

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3 July 2018
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Author: Lorena sales PallaRés and Maria Chiara MaRullo, Persona y Derecho

"El «ángulo muerto» del Derecho Internacional: las empresas transnacionales y sus cadenas de suministro", 8 May 2018...

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28 June 2018

Australia: Government introduces Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to Parliament

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 was introduced to the Australian Parliament on 28 June 2018 by the Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Alex Hawke MP. ...

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26 June 2018

Australia: Modern Slavery bill passed by New South Wales state Parliament

A private member's bill has been passed by the New South Wales state Parliament which includes mandatory reporting on modern slavery by companies....

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20 June 2018
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Author: Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'Homme

 « Améliorer la responsabilisation des entreprises et l'accès à des voies de recours pour les victimes de violations des droits de l'homme liées aux activités des entreprises au moyen de mécanismes non judiciaires relevant de l'État », 1 juin 2018...

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15 June 2018

Special Issue on Accountability of Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Abuses

Author: Cedric Ryngaert (ed.), Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 14, Issue 2 (2018)

...This special issue of the Utrecht Law Review...combines a number of contributions on diverse aspects of corporate accountability...The contributions to this special issue...engage with how legal tools and techniques may be interpreted...with a view...

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15 June 2018

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports on improving accountability & access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuse

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14 June 2018
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Author: L'Agefi

Les multinationales suisses pourraient se voir imposer des règles plus sévères. Le Conseil national a adopté jeudi un contre-projet indirect à l'initiative populaire pour des multinationales responsables. Au tour du Conseil des Etats de se prononcer.....

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13 June 2018

Commentary: The rising trend of climate change litigation is one to watch

Author: Maysa Zorob & Marion Cadier, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Are courts the new front line for climate justice?", 13 June 2018 ...

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