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Author: Jake Johnson, Inequality.org
"157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Corporations, Not Governments", 19 Oct 2018...
Author: Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, The Diplomat
[This month] at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, over 100 countries are negotiating a powerful new treaty that aims to create a binding instrument to hold transnational companies accountable for violations of human and environmental...
Author: Gulf Times
"Qatar’s first overseas visa centre set to open", 2 October 2018...
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Sri Lanka: Port City Colombo built by China Communications Construction Co. allegedly damages coastline and impact livelihoods of 80,000 households dependent on fishing
Author: Sheridan Prasso, Bloomberg Businessweek
"A Chinese Company Reshaping the World Leaves a Troubled Trail", 19 Sep 2018...
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New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement
Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed
"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...
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Author: Sheera Frenkel, The New York Times
Facebook... said... that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. The policy expands Facebook’s rules about what type of false information it will remove, and is largely a response to episodes in Sri...
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Female workers in factories supplying to Gap & H&M face harassment & abuse, report finds; co's to investigate
Author: Kate Hodal, The Guardian
Pressure to meet fast fashion deadlines is leading to women working in Asian factories supplying Gap and H&M being sexually and physically abused..., according to [...] reports published last week by Global Labour Justice on gender-based violence.....
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Sri Lanka: Authorities to investigate Horana rubber factory incident over alleged violations of workplace safety resulting in deaths & injuries
Author: Vimukthi Fernando, Maneshka Borham, Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)
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Sri Lanka: Recruitment agencies allegedly force female domestic workers to take contraceptives to secure work in the Gulf
Author: Sophie Cousins, The Guardian
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