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20 July 2018

FLEX launches action plan for govts. to prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation in global supply chains

A new FLEX blueprint sets out ten government actions to tackle human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains through worker-centred corporate accountability.The research findings are captured in depth in the report: Seeing through...

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20 July 2018

UN Intergovt. Working Group on proposed treaty releases draft legally binding instrument on business & human rights

Author: OEIGWG on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

"Legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 16 Jul 2018...

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19 July 2018

Columnist on why community consultation is essential for development projects; cites failed Buchanan Renewables' project in Liberia

Author: Rachel Cernansky, New York Times

"It Takes Consultation to Help a Village"...

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19 July 2018

Commentary: Another step towards the adoption of a mandatory HRDD bill in Switzerland

Author: Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice via European Coalition for Corporate Justice

"Another step towards the adoption of a mandatory HRDD bill in Switzerland", 16 July 2018...

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19 July 2018

Commentary: Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses committed overseas

Author: Andrew Smith, Alice Lepeuple, Corker Binning (UK)

"Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses", 17 Jul 2018...

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19 July 2018

Germany: NGO sues Govt. over failure to tackle groundwater contamination allegedly caused by agricultural industry

Author: Xinhuanet (China)

"German gov't sued by NGO for excessive nitrate contamination of groundwater", 17 Jul 2018...

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19 July 2018

Google introduces 'Artificial Intelligence principles' that prohibit its use in weapons & human rights abuses

In March 2018, Google announced that it had partnered with the Pentagon on an initiative known as "Project Maven" to help it analyze and interpret drone videos via artificial intelligence. In response, over 4,000 Google employees signed a letter calli...

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19 July 2018

Jordan: ILO and UNHCR collaborate on decent work programmes for refugees and host communities

Author: The Jordan Times

"ILO, UNHCR boost partnership for refugees, host communities' employment", 18 July 2018...

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19 July 2018

Jordan: Over 100,000 work permits issued to Syrian refugees, while majority work in the informal sector

Author: Ana V. Ibáñez Prieto, The Jordan Times

"Jordan issues more than 100,000 work permits for Syrians", 18 July 2018...

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19 July 2018

Kenya: Tullow Oil says it might shut operations if protests by locals over benefits sharing & insecurity persists

Author: David Herbling & Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg

"Tullow's Kenya Oil Operations Threatened as Impasse Endures"...

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