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14 January 2020

So. Africa: Court holds retail giant liable for recklessly lending to vulnerable consumers, includes company comments

Author: Katharine Child, Business Day (South Africa)

‘Shoprite fined R1m for reckless lending’ 14 January 2020...

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Article
6 February 2019

UK: Police chief Sara Thornton tipped to be new anti-slavery commissioner

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"UK set to appoint top cop as new anti-slavery chief - media", 3 February 2019...

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Blog post
31 August 2018

Can the Lafarge case be a game changer? French multinational company indicted for international crimes in Syria

Author: Claire Tixeire, Legal Advisor, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

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Company response
17 July 2018

Agri Labour Australia's response

Author: Agri Labour Australia

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the company to respond to claims of underpayment of workers and dangerous working conditions....

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Story
6 May 2016

Saudi Binladin Group cuts thousands of jobs, prompting protests and government response

English and Arabic media reports have been following the Saudi Binladin Group's (SBG) financial difficulties, caused by cuts in government spending due to falling oil prices and the Group's suspension from new state contracts after a crane accident...

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Article
31 January 2012

Restaurant workers group sues Darden Restaurants

Author: Ron Ruggless, Nation's Restaurant News

A group representing restaurant workers…filed a federal class action lawsuit against Darden Restaurants...claiming race discrimination and wage improprieties...Darden Restaurants...said it will investigate the charges.“After repeated requests for...

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Article
26 September 2011

UNESCO: Stop Discredited Prize - Equatorial Guinea Seeks to Resurrect UNESCO-Obiang Science Award

Author: Human Rights Watch, joined by Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España, Association Sherpa, Center for Economic & Social Rights, Committee to Protect journalists, EG Justice, Global Witness, Media Legal Defence Initiative, Open Society Justice Initiative

...[UNESCO] should reject a new bid to honor Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea..., with a prize in his name, a group of nine human rights organizations said today. The executive board of...UNESCO...will consider a...

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Article
20 November 2007

Coca-Cola Teaches African Teens About AIDS

Author: U.S. Information Service

Coca-Cola, the largest multinational company on the African continent, has long offered HIV/AIDS education and treatment to its workers. But in recent years, it has put its corporate clout behind attempts to stem the tide of HIV infections among the...

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Article
31 October 2007

18 minutes for the shirt on your back [Uzbekistan]

Author: Andrew Stroehlein, Director of Media and Information for the International Crisis Group

“There’s hope for British journalism yet”, is how a former colleague summed up BBC 2 Newsnight’s fantastic package...showing how Uzbekistan’s systematic use of child slave labour in the cotton fields shores up one of the most brutal regimes in the...

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Article
31 May 2007

Executives warm to carbon reductions [UK]

Author: John Willman, FT

...BSkyB decided in January 2006 to become the first media company to become carbon neutral...Within five months, it had hit the target - the satellite broadcaster now uses 100 per cent renewable electricity for all BSkyB-owned UK sites and has...

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