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2 August 2018

Commentary: Holding parent companies liable for human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries abroad in the UK courts

Author: Dalia Palombo, OxHRH Blog

"Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity", 24 Jul 2018 ...

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30 July 2018

Study by Human Rights at Sea & University of Bristol highlights human rights abuses at sea, and the challenges in monitoring & reporting them

"HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report", 24 July 2018...

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27 July 2018

UK: Govt. commissioned report calls on Deliveroo to pay living wage; co wants 'charter' offering riders more benefits without risking self-employed status

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25 July 2018

UK: Co's, govt. & regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs

Author: BBC News

Businesses, government and regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs. The [Chair of the] Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee [...] Maria Miller MP, said: "Government, regulators and employers have been...

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23 July 2018

Response by Unilever Group

Author: Unilever

"Unilever Group reply to CORE post (“Unilever: Time for real leadership on human rights”) referring to Kenya tea workers", 23 July 2018  

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23 July 2018

UK appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Unilever over 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya; includes co's statement

On 4 July 2018, the UK Court of Appeal dismissed a case against Unilever brought by the survivors of 2007 post-election attacks at a tea plantation in Kenya.  The lawsuit alleged that UK-registered parent company and its Kenyan-registered subsidiary...

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20 July 2018

FLEX launches action plan for govts. to prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation in global supply chains

A new FLEX blueprint sets out ten government actions to tackle human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains through worker-centred corporate accountability.The research findings are captured in depth in the report: Seeing through...

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Article
19 July 2018

Commentary: Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses committed overseas

Author: Andrew Smith, Alice Lepeuple, Corker Binning (UK)

"Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses", 17 Jul 2018...

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19 July 2018

UK: Deliveroo riders raise concerns over alleged health & safety abuses; co denies allegations

Author: The Times

"Deliveroo accused of breaking employment and safety law", 18 July 2018...

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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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