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21 June 2018

Oxfam scores US and European supermarkets on food supply chains

Oxfam has assessed 16 large supermarkets across the US and Europe on their policies and practices in their food supply chains. Oxfam looked at the transparency of their supply chains, treatment of small-scale farmers and women workers in their supply...

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6 June 2018
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Author: Hannes Koch, Die Tageszeitung

Dieses Gutachten könnte den Musterprozess um die Opfer in der Textilfabrik Ali Enterprises beenden, bevor er richtig losgeht: Bei einem Brand in dem pakistanischen Betrieb, der auch für den deutschen Textildiscounter KiK nähte, starben 2012 260...

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5 June 2018
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Author: ECCHR, medico international

Das Landgericht Dortmund muss nun entscheiden, ob die Ansprüche von vier Betroffenen des Fabrikbrands verjährt sind. Ein Rechtsgutachten für das Gericht geht davon aus, dass die Ansprüche nach pakistanischem Recht verjährt sein könnten. Dem...

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23 May 2018

Families of victims of Baldia Factory fire in Pakistan start receiving long-term compensation from amount provided by KiK

Author: Daily Times

[See here for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of the ongoing lawsuit against KiK in Dortmund, Germany.]...

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13 April 2018

India: Gov't. blacklists two UAE shipping cos. over labour abuses

Author: World Maritime News

"India Blacklists Two UAE Companies for Abandoning Seafarers" 30 Mar 2018...

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29 March 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The legal significance of #MeToo

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14 March 2018

Roundtable addresses need for improved corporate governance by investors, CEOs & business networks to end slavery in supply chains; incl. contribution by BHRRC

Author: Joanna Radeke and Tammi L. Coles, Corporate Knights

Slavery remains a disturbing reality of the world's labour markets. In the private sector especially, some 16 million people are enslaved – forced to work in sectors as diverse as agriculture, construction and the cosmetics industry. And while cases...

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7 March 2018

CIVICUS' new annual report warns about growing role of private sector in governance

Author: CIVICUS (South Africa)

"CIVICUS: State of Civil Society Report 2018 - Year in Review: Top 10 trends", 06 Mar 2018...

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1 March 2018

Adidas Modern Slavery Outreach Programme 2018-2020

In early 2018, Adidas provided an update on its Adidas provided an update on progress against the three stratgic areas of its Modern Slavery Outreach Programme: Modern Slavery Training, Raw Material Sourcing, Cotton Sourcing. It also provided an...

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13 February 2018

Commentary: Climate change and people power

Author: Desiree Llanos-Dee, Inquirer (The Philippines)

Climate change affects everyone on the planet, yet those least responsible bear the brunt of the consequences... [But] people are finding various ways, including legal means, to demand that corporations be held to account for fueling the climate...

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