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8 November 2016

IUF release investor update accusing PepsiCo of anti-union activity in Guatemala, India & Pakistan

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8 November 2016

PepsiCo's response

Author: PepsiCo

PepsiCo takes seriously all allegations of human rights violations, whether alleged to have occurred in our own operations or those of our third party business partners.  We have a robust Human Rights Program, the foundation of which is our Human...

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7 November 2016

Pakistan: Blast at ship breaking yard calls for safe working conditions

On 1 November, a major blast caused by several gas cylinder explosions onboard an oil production and storage tanker killed at least 26 workers, while more than 60 are reportedly injured. It is feared that the death toll will increase as many workers...

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3 November 2016

Pakistan: A deadly blast shows the dangers of ship graveyards

Author: Talat Al-Khatib, www.seeker.com

At least 17 people died and dozens more suffered injuries following an explosion...at the Gadani ship breaking yard in Pakistan. Over 200 employees were working on stripping down an unused oil tanker when the incident occurred at Gadani, one of the...

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2 November 2016

Pakistan: 12 dead, dozens wounded in a blast at ship-breaking yard

Author: Syed Raza Hasan, Reuters [UK]

"Twelve dead in huge blast at Pakistani ship-breaking yard"...

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24 October 2016

China-Pakistan economic cooperation needs to strengthen social & environmental accountability for promoting sustainable development

"…[T]he China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) …is a package of infrastructure projects worth US$ 46 billion...committed towards establishing energy and power projects in Pakistan…[A] sustainability expert…suggests inserting environmental and social...

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24 October 2016

Human Rights Defenders act as a form of unpaid due dilligence for companies, so it makes sense to defend them, says Duncan Green

Author: Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’

"Why/how should corporates defend civil society space? Good new paper + case studies", 19 Oct 2016...

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21 October 2016

Commentary: Lawsuit against KiK & question of supply chain liability for Pakistan factory fire

Author: Dr. Carolijn Terwindt, ECCHR on Humboldt Law Clinic Grund- und Menschenrechte blog (Germany)

"Supply chain liability: The lawsuit by Karachi claimants against retailer KiK in historic perspective", 20 Oct 2016...

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18 October 2016

Minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan

Author: ILO

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26 September 2016
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