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23 September 2019

China continues to expand portfolio of green finance and clean energy projects in MENA, according to research

Author: Ossman Elnaggar, The Diplomat

“China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA”, 19 Sep 2019...

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11 July 2019

UK: P&O Ferries staff allege low wages & poor working conditions; Incl. co comments

In June 2019, P&O Ferries was accused of labour abuses and wages so low it amounted to "slave labour". UK Member of Parliament Karl Turner claimed in the House of Commons that some foreign staff on board P&O vessels received a wage of as littl...

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11 July 2019

UK: Portuguese crew issue open letter to P&O Ferries over poor working conditions & wages

Author: Alex Grove, Hull Daily

"P&O Ferries blasted by Pride of Hull staff in open letter over 'poor working conditions and pay", 9 July 2019 ...

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23 April 2019

We need a global standard on corporate abuse in supply chains - this week's OECD forum in Paris could be the start

Author: 23/4/19 - Sophia Pickles, Campaign Leader and supply chain investigator at Global Witness

It’s high time companies took responsibility for their human rights and environmental impacts, writes Sophie Pickles.

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27 April 2017

True cost of hospitality in the Gulf: A call to action for business & investors

Author: Samentha Goethals, Senior Researcher on Labour Rights & Mariam Bhacker, Project Manager, Migrant workers in the Gulf construction industry, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Putting migrant worker protections on the Gulf hospitality management and investment agenda

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24 April 2016

“Organized Crime and Illegally Mined Gold in Latin America”

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

...[Two] trends intersected: soaring gold prices greatly increased the profitability of gold mining, whilst the US led “War on Drugs”, notably in Colombia and Mexico...sharply reduced the profitability of drug trafficking from Latin America to the USA....

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12 November 2014

UAE firm ranked among top in the region for advancing children’s rights

Author: Arabian Business

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, the Lebanese cement manufacturer Holcim Liban and the UAE’s National Bank of Abu Dhabi were ranked the best companies in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to advancing the cause...

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21 December 2013

Kimberley’s Illicit Process

Author: Khadija Sharife & John Grobler, World Policy Journal

Omega’s illegal diamond trade linked countries in central Africa to Omega subsidiaries in Dubai and...Antwerp...Omega would purchase diamonds of questionable origin for little to no money in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. They...

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18 July 2013

Tax tribunal exposes £14m avoidance trick by DP World

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian (UK)

A complex and aggressive attempt to avoid UK tax on an international ports business controlled by the billionaire ruler of Dubai has been thrown out by a tax tribunal, which branded the scheme "an elaborate trick". The scheme would have secured £14m in...

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13 May 2013

Firms Brace for New European Data Privacy Law

Author: Kevin J. O'Brien, New York Times

The effort in Europe to adopt the world’s strongest data protection law has drawn the attention of dozens of lobbyists from U.S. technology and advertising companies...Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon and I.B.M., individually and through industry groups...

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