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Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)
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Fundamental Rights Agency finds that civil society in EU is facing increasing challenges & explores role of business
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Europe: Amazon workers to protest 'inhuman' warehouse working conditions on Black Friday; incl. co comments
Author: Business Insider
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Commentary: European Parliamentarians want to move on human rights due diligence legislation, says ECCJ
Author: European Coalition for Corporate Justice
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Bolton Group to adopt new tuna sourcing policy following consumer pressure for better fishing practices & human rights standards for workers
Author: Oliver Knowles, Greenpeace
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Italy: Investigation finds homeworkers who make fashion garments for luxury brands receive low wages & work without contracts; incl. co comments
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NGO coalition files OECD complaint with Italian NCP against auditor RINA for allegedly failing to detect safety & labour abuses at Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan; incl. co response
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