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8 October 2018

NGO: British financial institutions complicit in Israeli war crimes

In July 2017, War on Want (WoW) published a report claiming that UK-based banks and investment companies are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. The financial institutions cited in the report have allegedly invested in defence...

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5 October 2018
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Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Anmerkung: Das Paper ist auf Englisch, eine deutsche Zusammenfassung finden Sie untenstehend....

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5 October 2018

New knowledge paper: Tackling modern slavery in the supply chain; incl. recommendations for co's

Author: Löning - Human Rights & Responsible Business

Today, there are 40.3 million people in 167 countries affected... [W]omen and children are the most vulnerable... [T]wo thirds of the affected people live in Asia... [M]odern slavery risks have also risen throughout Europe... A key factor contributi...

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4 October 2018

UK: JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's, TGI Fridays & Uber Eats workers strike over pay

Author: BBC News

UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays are striking over pay...Walkouts will be held in several UK cities, along with a rally in London.The industrial action is being taken in tandem with strikes...

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2 October 2018

Amazon raises minimum wage for US & UK employees in victory for workers pushing for better pay

Amazon said on 2 October that it would increase its minimum wage from $11 to $15 (£11.57) which will be an increase for more than 350,000 workers.  It is also increasing its minimum wage in the UK from £8 to £10.50 an hour in London and £9.50 across t...

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1 October 2018

UK: Report finds many co's supplying uniforms to the public sector do not report on measures to tackle slavery in supply chains

A new report published by CORE and ICAR on 28 September 2018 finds that few companies supplying uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, report on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply...

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28 September 2018

Appleby lawsuit against BBC & The Guardian (re Paradise Papers)

On 4 December 2017, the offshore law firm Appleby launched breach of confidence proceedings against the BBC and the Guardian in the English High Court over their reporting of leaked documents detailing offshore tax-avoidance schemes of some of the...

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24 September 2018

UK: Judges find laws enabling mass surveillance violate rights to privacy & freedom of expression

Author: Amnesty International (UK)

"Campaigners win vital battle against UK mass surveillance", 13 Sep 2018...

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18 September 2018

UK: Govt. unlawfully obtained data from communications co's, European Court of Human Rights rules

On Thursday 13 September, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that some UK surveillance programs, including the bulk interception of communications, violated the human right to privacy. The complaint before the ECHR was brought by a...

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17 September 2018
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Author: Bundesrat, Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Die Studie «Access to remedy» (nachfolgend Studie) fokussiert auf die staatlichen Instrumente, wobei sowohl gerichtliche als auch aussergerichtliche Rechtsbehelfe untersucht werden. Die nichtstaatlichen Mechanismen, wie beispielsweise die betrieblic...

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