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Author: Amnesty International
"At least 13 staff members and activists of environmental organizations were refused entry to Poland over the weekend during the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP24, held in Katowice. In addition, three staff members of environmental organizations...
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Poland's restrictions on protest keep representatives from civil society groups barred from participating in COP24
Author: Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch
"...Human Rights Watch is aware of at least 13 people whom Polish authorities, over the past week, barred from entering Poland and making their voices heard at the climate change gathering in the city of Katowice....
Fundamental Rights Agency finds that civil society in EU is facing increasing challenges & explores role of business
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report from January 2018 looked into the different types and patterns of challenges that civil society organizations working on human rights face in the European Union. In September 2018, FRA...
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EU Parliament to investigate case of 22 Filipino truck drivers found living & working in "dire conditions" in Denmark
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Businesses called on to champion EU integration & liberal values during 2019 European Parliament elections
Author: Alberto Alemanno, Social Europe
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Poland: Govt. to work with Amazon to improve conditions at facilities amid union concerns of worker exploitation; incl. co comments
Author: Dorota Bartyzel, Bloomberg
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Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions
Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative
Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...
Poland: Timelines for implementing action points contained in NAP by individual govt. ministries now publicly available (in Polish)
Author: Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business
Note: The Polish National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) states that by the end of 2017 individual ministries are to develop specific timelines setting out a road map for how action points contained in the Polish NAP are to be...
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