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19 September 2017

'Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains', a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for Intl. Trade Union Confederation

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery. It draws from this experience to set out how these uncoordinated actions could become a robust, and harmonised...

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Company response
18 September 2017

BP response

Author: BP

BP’s position on climate change is long-standing and well-known: we believe that meeting the climate challenge will require efforts by all – governments, companies and consumers. BP is playing its part. We are calling for a price on carbon, increasing...

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Story
14 September 2017

UK: A third of Black, Asian or minority ethnic workers subject to racism at work, Trade Union Congress finds

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Article
10 September 2017

UK: Govt. fails to protect citizens from toxic air pollution caused by industry & car emissions, says UN special rapporteur

Author: The Guardian

The UK government is “flouting” its duty to protect the lives and health of its citizens from illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights related to toxic waste. Baskut Tuncak issued his...

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8 September 2017

New guidelines launched to help companies combat modern slavery in the construction sector

Author: BRE Buzz (UK)

"Eight Pathways Launched to Combat Modern Slavery and Unethical Practice in Supply Chains", 07 Sep 2017....

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Story
6 September 2017

Treaty on business & human rights could improve access to remedy for victims, says new report

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Story
6 September 2017

UK: BBC undercover investigation reveals abuses at G4S immigration removal centre; company suspends 9 staff

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Story
6 September 2017

UK: Intl. Transport Workers’ Federation supports seafarers in 3 cases of abandonment by Turkish Voda Shipping, claim conditions "close to modern day slavery"

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has 'successfully supported the crew in three ship abandonment cases in UK waters that show a culture close to modern day slavery in some parts of the shipping industry'. The ITF alleges that...

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Article
6 September 2017

UK: John Lewis & Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns in India

Author: Kate Hodal & Peter Bengtsen, Guardian (UK)

"John Lewis and Habitat withdraw granite worktops over slavery concerns," 3 September 2017...

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Article
5 September 2017

UK at centre of secret $3bn Azerbaijani money laundering and lobbying scheme

Author: The Guardian

Azerbaijan’s ruling elite operated a secret $2.9bn (£2.2bn) scheme to pay prominent Europeans, buy luxury goods and launder money through a network of opaque British companies, an investigation by the Guardian reveals. Leaked data shows that the...

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