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20 February 2017
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16 February 2017

Pakistan: 6 dead, 30 injured in factory fire

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

Death toll in the motorbike spare parts manufacturing unit fire incident reached six...as four of the injured labourers succumbed to their burns....a fire had erupted in Al-Badar Engineering factory situated at Lahore Road as a result of which one of...

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6 February 2017

BSI Group develops index on addressing trafficking & modern slavery risks in supply chains

Author: Sustainable Brands

“Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains”, 1 February 2017...

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Article
2 February 2017

Pakistan: KiK launches initiative to improve building safety

Author: Observer [Pakistan]

Patrick Zahn, CEO of the German manufacturer KiK Textiles and Non-Food GmbH, will launch a new initiative to improve building safety of its Pakistani suppliers on February 2 in Karachi. KiK has invited its 30 Pakistani suppliers to participate in an...

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22 January 2017

Pakistan: Families of Gadani ship fire victims get compensation

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

The Gadani ship-breaking yard owners and representatives of the Balochistan government on Saturday handed over Rs18 million compensation cheques to the legal heirs of nine victims of the Nov 1 tragedy...Each family was provided with Rs2 million (Rs1.5...

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11 January 2017

Policy paper outlines mechanisms to improve quality & accountability in textile industry auditing processes

Author: Carolijn Terwindt & Miriam Saage-Maass, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

„Liability of Social Auditors in the Textile Industry”, December 2016...

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9 January 2017

Hell-bent for leather: labour conditions in the leather industry in Pakistan

Author: SOMO & NOWCommunities

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Article
9 January 2017

Pakistan: At least 5 dead as fire breaks out at Gadani shipbreaking yard

Author: Ismail Sasoli, Dawn [Pakistan]

At least five people were killed and one other injured when a fire broke out in a ship parked on plot 60 of the Gadani shipbreaking yard in...Over 55 labourers were working on the out-of-service LPG ship when the blaze started...Officials from the...

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Article
6 January 2017

Over 1000 human rights defenders killed or harassed in 2016 – new report urges advocates to engage companies more effectively

Author: Front Line Defenders

"Annual Report on Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2016", 3 Jan 2017...

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28 December 2016

UK: Home Office identifies possible victims of modern slavery while investigating illegal immigration in nail salons

Author: Rowena Mason, Guardian (UK)

"Home Office targets nail bars over illegal immigration", 28 Dec 2016...

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