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29 August 2018

Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Ogale & Bille communities in Nigeria - Okpabi v Shell)

On 14 October and 22 December 2015, the Ogale and Bille Nigerian communities respectively filed claims against the UK company Royal Dutch Shell plc (hereinafter Shell) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the UK...

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28 August 2018

UK: Home Office review of Modern Slavery Act to focus on its operation, effectiveness & potential improvements

Author: Home Office - GOV.UK

"Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: terms of reference", 17 August 2018...

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20 August 2018

The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability disappointed by UK court's dismissal of case by victims of 2008 post-election violence in Kenya against Unilever

The African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) has expressed disappointment with the judgement handed down by the UK Court of Appeal (CA) in the matter against Unilever. The claimants, who are a group of 218 survivors of 2007 post-election...

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20 August 2018

UK: Birmingham prison taken over from G4S by Govt. following reports of "appalling" squalor & violence; co. welcomes move

On 20 August 2018, the UK Government announced it would be taking over Birmingham Prison from the private firm G4S, after an inspection uncovered “appalling” conditions, squalor and violence. The Ministry of Justice has assumed control of the...

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20 August 2018

UK: Co's likely to squeeze suppliers to cope with rising costs after Brexit, survey finds; raises concerns about vulnerable workers

Author: Michael Savage, The Observer (via The Guardian)

"Workers pay the price as big British companies squeeze their suppliers", 18 August 2018...

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14 August 2018

Unilever lawsuit (re ethnic violence in Kenya)

In 2016 employees and residents of a Unilever tea plantation in Kenya filed a lawsuit against Unilever PLC (the UK-domiciled parent company) and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (the Kenyan-incorporated subsidiary) at the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench...

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13 August 2018

Scotland: Human Rights Commission invites submissions to undertake comparative study on development of NAPs in other countries; study to inform Scottish framework

Author: Scottish Human Rights Commission

"Research Tender: Business and Human Rights", 24 July 2018...

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9 August 2018
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Author: Börsen-Zeitung

"Dax-Konzerne durchleuchten ihre Lieferketten", 28 Juli 2018...

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7 August 2018

Automation could destroy millions of jobs: politicians, unions & business must work together to ensure everyone benefits from it

Author: Yvette Cooper MP, Guardian (UK)

The robots are coming, artificial intelligence is expanding, yet no one is doing enough to make sure workers benefit rather than losing out. According to a new survey, a quarter of the workforce think their job won’t be needed in future. Many of us...

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7 August 2018

UK: Deliveroo's employment practices contradict GDPR regulations & undermine workers' rights, says union

Author: Aliya Ram, Financial Times

"Deliveroo’s substitute courier policy called into question", 6 August 2018...

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