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16 May 2018

Australia: Govt. announces key features of Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement for companies; unions and opposition say could go further

Author: Christopher Knaus, Guardian

"New law will force 3,000 big companies to show they are stamping out slavery", 11 May 2018...

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14 May 2018

Australian Government announces details of modern slavery reporting requirement

The Australian Government will introduce legislation to Parliament by mid-2018 to enact a Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act (MSA). Following a consultation process, the Australian government has announced details of the reporting requirement to be...

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1 May 2018
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29 April 2018

Indonesia: Expert witness to environment and corruption case faces suit; activists fear chilling effect

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"Environmental defenders fear backlash as defendant sues expert over testimony," 26 April 2018...

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24 April 2018
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Author: Adriana Espinosa, ECCJ y Elena Salgado, Observatorio de RSC via nuevatirbuna.es (España)

"Rana Plaza: cinco años de mala conciencia y pocos resultados", 22 Apr 2018...

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24 April 2018

Call for proposals: Enforcing remedies in corporate accountability cases

The SAGE Fund invites two-page concept notes from organizations working with affected communities to design and pilot robust enforcement strategies for legal decisions in corporate accountability cases.  Concept notes must be received by 11 May 2018....

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24 April 2018

China: Three companies sanctioned for illegal fishing in West Africa, Greenpeace reports

Author: Greenpeace (Netherlands)

"Chinese companies see subsidies cancelled and permits removed for illegal fishing in West Africa", 9 Mar 2018...

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20 April 2018
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Author: Tribune de Genève

« Entreprises responsables: contre-projet relancé », 20 avril 2018...

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18 April 2018

Corporate Accountability Lab releases intellectual property licenses allowing authors to sue buyers if creations used in unethical supply chains

Author: Corporate Accountability Lab (USA)

"+CAL Ethical IP Licensing", March 2018...

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8 April 2018
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Author: Markus Mugglin

Aus «soft law» wird vermehrt «hard law». Das stellt das Kompetenzzentrum für Menschenrechte in seinem jüngsten Bericht über «Entwicklungen im Bereich Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte» fest......

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