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