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8 June 2020

Asia & Europe: Strategic lawsuits are on the rise, causing breakdown of trust between rights defenders & business, but more alliances are needed

Author: Jennifer Hattam, Equal Times

"See you in court: a rise in legal attacks against rights defenders aims to silence corporate critics", June 8, 2020...

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19 May 2020

Guatemala: Palm oil company, Industria Chiquibul, accused of attempted forced eviction of a community and the detention of a labour rights defender; the company did not respond

On the morning of April 13th, 200 families from the “Tierra Blanca Calle Principal” plantation in the Tierra Blanca microregion of Sayaxché, Petén, Guatemala were victims of an eviction attempt by the palm oil company “Industria Chiquibul, Sociedad...

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19 May 2020

FORCED EVICTION ATTEMPT ON PLANTATION TIERRA BLANCA CALLE PRINCIPAL, (SAYAXCHÉ, PETÉN) AND CRIMINALIZATION OF DEFENDERS FOR EXERCISING LABOR RIGHTS

Author: Forum of International NGOs in Guatemala (FONGI)

...According to the complaint, on the morning of April 13, 200 families from the “Tierra Blanca Calle Principal” plantation in the Tierra Blanca microregion of Sayaxché, Petén, were victims of an eviction attempt by the palm oil company “Industria...

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5 May 2020
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Author: Markus Spörndli, swissinfo

« Le travail des enfants dans les mines de cobalt embarrasse les exploitants suisses », 3 mai 2020...

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31 March 2020

UK: Supermarkets urged to ensure greater health & safety protections for staff during COVID-19

Author: The Institute for Human Rights and Business via CSR Wire

"UK Supermarket Bosses Pressed on Employee Health & Safety by Human Rights Think Tank", 25 March 2020...

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30 March 2020

Japan: Osaka Labour Commission rules in favour of union on three Kansai Nama Kon suppression cases

Author: Labornet (Japan)

[Excerpt translation from Japanese to English provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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10 March 2020

HSBC gender pay gap hits 47.8%, demonstrating continued inequalities in financial & insurance sector

Author: Olivia Petter, The Independent

“HSBC’s Gender Pay Gap Hits 47.8%”, 9 March 2020...

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29 October 2019

Response by IKEA

Author: IKEA

It is always our intent to act in a manner consistent with the international human rights standards. We respect and welcome the free choice of our co-workers to seek representation through any kind of co-worker association. We firmly believe that the...

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24 September 2019

87 companies commit to set climate targets aligned with 1.5°C scenario at UN Climate Action Summit

Author: UN Global Compact

87 major companies... are taking action to align their businesses with what scientists say is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Responding to a call-to-action issued in June by a group of business, civil society and UN leaders, the...

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23 September 2019
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