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11 December 2017

Australia: Final report summarising the findings of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act is published

Author: Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

December 2017...

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11 December 2017

Institute for Human Rights & Business publishes list of top 10 business & human rights issues for 2018

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

Marking International Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2017 IHRB has published its ninth annual list of the Top 10 Business & Human Rights Issues for the coming year....

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11 December 2017

Internatl. Human Rights Day: Highlighting best business practices

Author: CONE

"International Human Rights Day: How Companies Are Fighting To Get Human Rights Rights", 8 Dec 2017...

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11 December 2017

Kenya: Uncertainty over resettlement plans & revenue sharing delaying coal production

Author: Boniface Mwaniki, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Coal mining in Kitui yet to start 5 years after deal was signed"...

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11 December 2017

Report alleges Elbit Systems' subsidiary sold spyware used by Ethiopia govt. to spy on dissidents; company comments

A report by University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs' Citizen Lab alleges that Elbit System's subsidiary sold spyware used to spy on dissidents by Ethiopian govt. The company responded that it only sells surveillance products to law...

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11 December 2017

The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals and Economic and Fiscal Policies; upcoming report by the International Bar Association

Author: International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

The upcoming International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals and Economic and Fiscal Policies focuses on a States' obligation to devote...

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11 December 2017

UK: Inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire to consider role of cos. involved in refurbishment, incl. corporate manslaughter charges

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11 December 2017

UNHCR hosts Winter Bazaar to support refugees, disadvantaged communities

Author: Camille Dupire, Jordan Times

“Participating in this market helped me get exposure for my art, as not many people can come inside the camp to see it,” said Moayad, a 21-year-old Syrian artist who sold 10 of his paintings in the Winter Bazaar organised by UNHCR Jordan between...

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11 December 2017

USA court dismisses lawsuit alleging Dahabshiil's complicity in Somalia's activist's killing by terrorist group

Author: Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune (USA)

"Lawsuit by son of slain Somali activist against money transfer business is thrown out"...

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11 December 2017

USA: Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in children's climate change lawsuit against the federal govt.

Author: Abby Smith, Bloomberg

" Kids' Lawsuit Over Climate Change Faces Big Test In Federal Court ", 8 Dec 2017...

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