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21 October 2017

Brazil: Civil society, ILO and prosecutors claim that new gov. rules changed contemporary slavery concept & jeopardizes combat to slave labour

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20 October 2017

Cambodia: Families finally leave ancestral land after years of holding out as another Sesan II Dam gate closes causing homes to become half-submerged in flood

Author: Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post

"As dam's waters rise, holdout Sesan village leaves villagers say goodbye to ancestral homes", 18 October 2017...

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20 October 2017

Brazil: Antônia Melo, long-time environmental defender of Xingu, wins Alexander Soros Foundation Award for her fight against the construction of Belo Monte dam

Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil)

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20 October 2017

Commentary: “To influence the Myanmar military, we need to undermine their finances through sanctions & by targeting key industries”

Author: Neena Gill, Member of the European Parliament, on Euractiv

"Myanmar: It’s time to bring back sanctions", 20 Oct 2017...

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20 October 2017

Fight against corporate tax avoidance & its negative impacts on African countries’ resources requires commitment from govts. & global community, says academic

Author: Léonce Ndikumana, Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, on Premium Times (Nigeria)

"Combating Illicit Financial Flows Through Corporate Tax Evasion", 13 Oct 2017...

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20 October 2017

Permanent Court of Arbitration accepts complaints against 2 global fashion brands under Bangladesh Accord

Claimants in the arbitration are IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union....

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19 October 2017

Commentary: Britain must fill gaps for corporate criminal liability & address non-financial crime by employees

Author: Sir Edward Garnier, QC, on Times (UK)

"Time to plug the gaps in corporate criminal law", 19 Oct 2017 [subscription required] ...

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19 October 2017

Grupo de trabajo de la ONU publica “elementos” para el proyecto de tratado vinculante sobre empresas y derechos humanos

Author: Presidencia del grupo de trabajo intergubernamental de composición abierta sobre empresas transnacionales y otras empresas con respecto a los derechos humanos

"Elementos para el Proyecto de Instrumento Internacional Jurídicamente Vinculante Sobre Empresas Transnacionales y Otras Empresas con respecto a los Derechos Humanos", 29 de septiembre de 2017...

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19 October 2017

Lawsuit against Boliden over export of toxic waste to Chile & its health impact on Arica residents starts in Sweden

Author: Radio Sweden

"Swedish mining company Boliden in court over toxic waste in Chile", 17 Oct 2017...

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19 October 2017

Proposed biz human rights treaty should include States’ obligation to facilitate victims’ access to justice

See also FIDH reflections on a UN binding intrument on business & human rights here.

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