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Article
13 December 2019

USA: Lawsuit filed against network accused of pushing corporate agenda on conservative law makers behind closed doors

Author: Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

"Lawsuit could force secretive network promoting rightwing laws into the open" 4 Dec 2019...

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26 August 2019

USA: Human rights groups condemn the American Legislative Exchange Council for actions that harm people of color & the climate

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights, Greenpeace USA, Water Protector Legal Collective & 19 other groups

"Lawmakers Must Cut Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council," 15 August 2019...

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Survey non-response
26 June 2019

ALEC's non-response: Migrant Workers in UAE (2018 survey)

We invited ALEC to respond to our 2018 survey on the welfare of their migrant workers on projects in UAE; ALEC did not respond. The results of the survey were published in our briefing On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers Rights in Qatar & UAE...

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Article
31 December 2017

UAE: 24 construction companies awarded for labour welfare practices

Author: Sherouk Zakaria, Khaleej Times (UAE)

"Best labour welfare practices honoured at Taqdeer Awards", 19 December 2017...

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Article
9 December 2016
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Author: cash.ch

Schweizer Unternehmen sollen bei ihren Aktivitäten im In- und Ausland den Menschenrechten besser Rechnung tragen. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, hat der Bundesrat einen Aktionsplan gutgeheissen. Dieser enthält jedoch keine rechtlich verbindlichen...

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Article
9 December 2016

National report and action plan on business and human rights

Author: Swiss Federal Council

On 9 December 2016 the Federal Council adopted a report outlining a national action plan for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Switzerland is one of the first countries to adopt such a strategy...

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Survey non-response
25 October 2016

ALEC declined to respond to 2016 construction survey on migrant worker rights in UAE

ALEC declined to respond to our survey on migrant construction workers in the UAE.

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Article
11 May 2016

Industry platform publishes opinions on who should be accountable for worker safety in the GCC

Author: Neha Bhatia, ConstructionWeek

"Who should be accountable for GCC labour safety?", 1 May 2016...

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Article
22 February 2016

USA: Ford cuts ties with ALEC following revelation of funding relationship; NGOs welcome move citing lobby group's climate change denial

Author: Ed Pilkington, Guardian (UK)

"Ford Becomes Latest Major Corporation to Dump ALEC"...

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19 January 2016

Russia: Environmental NGO labelled "foreign agent" in crackdown on NGOs

Author: Alec Luhn, The Guardian

"Russian green group labelled 'foreign agent' in crackdown on NGOs", 14 January 2016...

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