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14 January 2019

So. Korea: Court orders assets forfeiture of Japanese company to enforce decision compensating WWII workers over forced labour

Author: Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

"South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor", 9 Jan. 2019...

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31 August 2018

India: Human Rights and Business India network condemns recent attacks on human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights and Business India network (India)

We..condemn the arrests of Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, and raids made at the houses of others. The arrested have been advocating and protecting the rights of the most marginalized communities and...

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10 January 2018

Turkey: Steel producer Posco fired 80 workers to prevent their attempts to unionize, says IndustriALL; co' denies allegations

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Posco to respond to allegations that 80 workers were fired at its steel plant in Kocaeli for joining IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş. The company's response is provided below....

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5 January 2018

Response by Posco

Author: Posco

...The Labor Ministry of Turkey also visited POSCO ASSAN TST and investigated the case by meeting the employees who were involved. ...

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12 December 2017

Investors launch five-year global initiative to engage largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change

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8 December 2017

New study examines patterns in the restriction of civil society's scope for action against resource exploitation

Resource and energy demand has increased over the last few decades, with more extraction and land use happening in more countries than ever before and citizens fighting for their rights and working to preserve their livelihoods. The authors of this...

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11 August 2017

NGO Commentary: Korean govt's response to UNWG visit fails to acknowledge poor labour conditions and negative health impacts of companies

Author: Correspondence NGO group of the UN Working Group’s visit to Korea, Korean House for International Solidarity (Republic of Korea)

"Comment: The government’s response to UN Working Group’s Korea visit report does not reflect the Korean reality", 11 June 2017...

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22 June 2017

"Iran Business Responsibility" launches website

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is working with International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on the "Iran Business Responsibility" (IBR) project....

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26 May 2017
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1 May 2017

Report on South Korea mission - UN Working Group on business & human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The Working Group welcomes the Government’s commitment to the Guiding Principles and the topic of business and human rights. It emphasizes the importance of moving from commitment to action and embedding the Guiding Principles in all commercial and...

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