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10 March 2014

Group: 1,500 Bangladesh Factories to Be Inspected [Bangladesh]

Author: Anne D'innocenzio, Associated Press

About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries... The global agreement, known as the Accord for Fire and Building Safety...

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18 February 2014

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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Article
9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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Article
1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights...,...

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19 August 2013
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Author: Elsa Bembaron, Le Figaro (France)

Après avoir concentré 80% de sa production en Asie, le suédois H&M étend son réseau de fournisseurs à l'Éthiopie…Officiellement, il s'agit pour H&M de « garantir sa capacité à livrer les produits dans tous les magasins, assure une porte-parole...

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Article
1 August 2013

[PDF] From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

Author: Shift

Leading brands and retailers have, for several decades, recognized the need to address adverse social and labor conditions within their supply chains. The global convergence around the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has reaffirmed...

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Article
11 July 2013

Case profile: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against American retail apparel companies and Saipan-based garment factories over allegations of unlawful conspiracies regarding involuntary servitude and criminal peonage.]

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Story
8 July 2013

2 agreements to improve safety in Bangladesh garment factories launched this week: "Accord on Fire and Building Safety" and "Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety"

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Article
7 July 2013

Major US names missing as retailers sign deal to improve Bangladesh safety [Bangladesh]

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian

The 75 signatories to the accord...will guarantee that in every case where unsafe conditions are found, funds will be made available for necessary safety upgrades...But only three US retailers have signed up to the plan. American firms are reportedly...

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