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1 April 2018

Fair Labor Association reports pregnancy discrimination and deportation of migrant women workers in Asia

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Pregnant migrant workers in Asia face discrimination, deportation-report," 26 March 2018...

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19 March 2018

USA: Coca-Cola, US State Dept launch blockchain project to fight forced labour in supply chains

Author: Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss, Reuters

"Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor," 17 March 2018...

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Company response
13 February 2018

Gilontas' Response

Author: Gilontas

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Gilontas to respond to concerns raised in the Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, which cites the occurrence...

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  • This is a response from the following companies: Gilontas
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13 February 2018

Pacific: Human Rights at Sea report highlights alleged fisheries abuses and related deaths

A new report by Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, cites the occurrence of potential human rights abuses occurring in the fishing industry in the Pacific region...

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Company response
13 February 2018

Rocmar Seafood's Response

Author: Rocmar Seafood

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Rocmar Seafood to respond to concerns raised in the Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, which cites the...

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Article
25 January 2018

Commentary: Asian businesses need to create more inclusive work environments; study shows 53% of LGBT employees are closeted at work

Author: Marek Danyluk, BBN

"The Business of Inclusion - LGBT Experiences in Asia," 26 January 2017...

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Article
24 January 2018

Forced labour persists in the Thai fishing industry

Author: Emma Richards, Asian Correspondent

"Despite government commitments to reform the industry, forced labour and other rights abuses remain widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said Tuesday...The report [...] found migrant workers from neighbouring...

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23 January 2018

Australia: Major low-cost retailer, Kmart, commits to work with global trade unions to raise wages of garment workers in its supply chains

Author: Ben Butler, the Australian

"Kmart bid to lift garment workers’ wages in global supply chain", 22 January 2018...

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22 January 2018

ILO report: Nearly 1 billion Asians remain in vulnerable employment characterised by informal work contracts and low wages

Author: Simon Roughneen, Nikkei Asian Review

"Nearly one billion Asians in vulnerable jobs, says ILO," 23 January 2018...

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6 December 2017

Interview with environmental lawyer Zhang Jingjing on the need for legal requirements for Chinese overseas investments

Author: Zhang Chun, chinadialogue

'China needs urgent oversight of investments', 1 December 2017...

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