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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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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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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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