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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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Article
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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22 December 2016

Report analyses how 37 countries' regulatory frameworks on advertising & marketing impact children's rights

Author: DLA Piper (commissioned by UNICEF)

UNICEF is committed to helping companies and governments adopt best practice in relation to all aspects of children’s rights. This includes both the ways in which products and services are marketed and advertised to children and the use of children in...

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19 December 2016

Q&A on the Compensation Claim against KiK

Author: European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights

Paying the price for catastrophes: Survivors of Pakistani factory fire sue German clothing retailer KiK...260 dead and 32 injured: In the fire disaster on the 11th of September 2012, the employees of the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Karachi paid...

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15 December 2016

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Corporate legal accountability & haze in Indonesia

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8 December 2016

PespsiCo's response to IUF's rejoinder

"PepsiCo and IUF clearly disagree in their views of events occurring in India, Pakistan, and Guatemala.  PepsiCo is disappointed in IUF’s inflexibility to find resolution in India and its approach to publicly attack PepsiCo over their claims in...

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6 December 2016

Pakistan: 12 killed in fire at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel

Author: Imtiaz Ali, Dawn [Pakistan]

At least 12 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel...Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar speaking to reporters outside the hotel said the cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained. He...

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