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27 April 2017

Ethiopia: How protests by locals against land acquisition for investment has been met by brutal crackdown by govt. agencies

Author: Lys Anzia, Women News Network

"Merciless land grab violence hits women who want peace"...

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27 April 2017

Global emergency around 'civic space': Efforts by govts. & non-state actors to shut down growing ability of citizens to organise

Author: Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian

"Democracy campaigner: governments are scared of the participation revolution", 25 Apr 2017...

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27 April 2017

Japan/Myanmar: Human Rights Now reports on rights violations in apparel suppliers, Japanese companies promise action

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26 April 2017

"What is Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR)?"

Author: Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network (USA)

...[Low]-wage workers at the base of corporate supply chains remain isolated, vulnerable, exploited and abused... Corporations...bear responsibility for ensuring that human rights are respected in their suppliers’ operations, but they tend to treat...

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26 April 2017

Intl. Monsanto Tribunal finds firm guilty of “ecocide” & wide environmental abuse; includes company’s comments

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26 April 2017

Intl. Organisation of Employers condemns India's Jammu Chamber of Commerce over its threats to kill refugees

Author: Intl. Organisation of Employers (IOE)

IOE condemns outrageous statement by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 25 April 2017...

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26 April 2017

Renewable energy impacts on communities: Managing investors' risks & responsibilities

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25 April 2017

Mexico: NGOs & academics protest against Coca-Cola FEMSA bottling plant citing water scarcity & health impacts of soft drinks in Chiapas

NGOs and academics protested against a Coca-Cola FEMSA´s bottling plant in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. They claim that there is scarcity of water in the region while the plant consumes more than 750,000 liters per day. They also...

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25 April 2017

Mexico: Killing of human rights defender against the “high energy tariffs” of CFE & mining in Oaxaca

On 8 April, human rights defender José Alberto Toledo Villalobos died after being badly beaten. He worked against mining in the region and opposed to the high energy tariffs of CFE....

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25 April 2017

Despite growing legitimacy, "ethical" audit programmes in supply chains remain largely ineffective, according to new research

Author: Genevieve LeBaron (University of Sheffield, UK), Jane Lister & Peter Auvergne (University of British Columbia, Canada)

"Governing Global Supply Chain Sustainability through the Ethical Audit Regime", 7 Apr 2017...

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