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23 September 2015

Nauru: Human rights group says that Transfield Services could be liable for failing to disclose abuses at detention centres; company denies claims

Author: Paul Farrell, Guardian (UK)

“Transfield could face legal action over Nauru and Manus abuses, group warns”, 20 Sep 2015...

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6 August 2015

ISHR & partners launched a Briefing Paper on the situation of Human Rights Defenders in Niger

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29 July 2015

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Environment says States are obliged to protect the environment under human rights law from harms caused by private actors

Author: John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & the Environment

“Greening human rights”, 14 Jul 2015...

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1 July 2015

Liberia: US Department of state report finds that workplace discrimination persists despite legal prohibitions

Author: New Republic (Liberia)

'Discrimination at work places', 1 Jul 2015: The US Department of State[‘s] latest Human Rights and Labor reports on Liberia have revealed that discrimination in work places is still taking place in the country despite it being a signatory to the...

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17 June 2015

Treaty on business & human rights is a legal necessity, says researcher

Author: Si Chen, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

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16 June 2015

General Mills: Our commitment to human rights

Author: General Mills

Our commitment to human rights, 16 June 2015...

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11 June 2015

NGOs and activists exposing businesses’ negative human rights impacts increasingly vulnerable to persecution, says analyst

Author: Mandeep. S. Tiwana, CIVICUS, in IPS (Inter Press Service)

'Opinion: why are threats to civic space growing across the world?', 11 Jun 2015:...In recent years, there has been a perceptible rise in restrictions on…the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly…[D]angers to civic...

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29 May 2015

Tanzania: EU Parliament urges EU companies to apply same codes of conduct even in investments outside EU to protect indigenous people threatened with displacement for agribusiness

As per a seating of the 11th March 2015, the European Union Parliament has made a joint motion for resolution on Tanzania, notably on Land grabs. It called on European private sector to review the existing voluntary and non-voluntary codes of conduct...

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27 May 2015
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O Centro Informação sobre Empresas e Direitos Humanos convidou a Inditex/Zara para responder às alegações de trabalho forçado presentes em relatório recente da SOMO e da Repórter Brasil, bem como em artigos. A Inditex /Zara respondeu a todos os itens ...

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27 May 2015

Brazil: Despite improvements, Zara needs to do more to comply with commitments to end & prevent forced labour, NGOs say; company comments

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Inditex/Zara to respond to concerns over forced labour in a recent report by SOMO and Repórter Brasil, as well as related articles. Inditex/Zara responded to all items. All of the information can be...

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