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10 August 2018

Europe: Ryanair pilots and cabin crews strike over labour rights

Ryanair is facing strikes by its pilots across Europe as exploratory talks between unions and the Ireland-based budget airline are reported to have broken down. In December 2017, Ryanair had annouced that it would recognise unions for the first time in...

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18 July 2018

Global AI Experts sign agreement aimed at avoiding dangers of artificial intelligence

Author: CommonDreams

"World's Artificial Intelligence Experts Sign Pledge Aimed at Averting 'Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody'"...

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12 June 2018

Briefing reviews measures taken by sponsors of the Swedish Football Association to address human rights risks associated with 2018 FIFA World Cup

Swedwatch's latest briefing "The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: Sponsorship and human rights" focuses on the role of corporate sponsors in addressing human rights risks associated with major sporting events. It highlights measures taken by sponsors of...

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29 May 2018

Atlas Copco AB response about killings of Albeiro George Pérez & Domar Egidio Zapata, allegedly related to their resistance to Hidroituango

Information about the death of Hugo Albeiro George Pérez and Domar Egidio Zapata has been shared with Atlas Copco and we wish to express our concern and sadness. Atlas Copco monitors the development around the hydroelectric power plant construction and...

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25 May 2018

Liberia: New report calls on Swedish co's to address & remedy human rights impacts following their exit from bioenergy project; incl. co comments

Shortly after the exit of Swedish companies Vattenfall and Swedfund from a bioenergy venture in Liberia 2012, the project collapsed. According to Swedwatch and several other NGOs, the investors left without an exit strategy and without conducting...

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11 May 2018

EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive: Report examines role of trade unions

Author: Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS

Starting from the fiscal year 2017, certain large undertakings within the EU will have to publish non-financial statements. These non-financial statements include employment and social matters and are thus expected to have an impact on labour r...

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16 April 2018

Clean Clothes Campaign criticises H&M for making "bold claims" about progress on living wage in sustainability report; incl. co comments

Author: Michelle Russell, 13 April 2018

"H&M under fire over living wage claims", 13 April 2018...

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9 April 2018

Colombia: Community calls on Swedish co's to address human rights risks related to construction of power plant Hidroituango; incl. co responses

Swedish companies Atlas Copco and Scania are suppliers to the construction of Colombia’s biggest hydroelectric power plant, Hidroituango. Since the project started, the local movement Rios Vivos has reported on severe human rights impacts linked to...

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22 March 2018

Sweden: Agency for Public Management releases report on adherence to UNGPs & recommends govt. adopt binding due diligence requirements for co's

Author: Swedish Agency for Public Management

The Swedish Agency for Public Management released its report on Swedish adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and recommends legal human rights due diligence requirements for Swedish companies. A group of lawyers charged...

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15 March 2018

Swedish court denies compensation to victims in lawsuit against mining co. Boliden over its toxic waste dump in Chile

Author: Reuters

"Swedish court rules in favor of Boliden in Chile waste export case", 8 Mar 2018...

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