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22 May 2019

UK govt. publishes independent review of Modern Slavery Act

Author: Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP, Baroness Butler-Sloss

'Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act: final report' 22 May 2019...

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22 May 2019

ICAR 2019 Annual Meeting Report Summary

Author: ICAR

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) convened its eighth annual meeting on April 24-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The meeting focused on three key themes: addressing inequality through greater government oversight of corporations...

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22 May 2019

Commentary: Draft UN legal principles on corporate environmental conduct in conflict areas risk pushback from governments & corporations

Author: Stavros Pantazopoulos, Conflict and Environment Observatory

"New UN legal report addresses the responsibility of states and corporations for environmental damage in conflict", 21 May 2019....

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22 May 2019

Liberia: Government drafts guidelines for free, prior & informed consent to curb land conflicts between local communities & businesses

Author: FrontPage Africa

"Liberia: Government Drafts Guidelines for Free, Prior Informed Consent", 21 May 2019....

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22 May 2019

Canada: Govt. launches consultation on labour exploitation in global supply chains (deadline: 21 June 2019)

Author: Government of Canada

We want stakeholder feedback on possible ways to address labour exploitation in global supply chains. This first phase of consultations responds to the 2018 report by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign...

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22 May 2019

USA: McDonald's employees file complaint alleging recurrent workplace sexual harassment

Author: Melena Ryzik, New York Times (USA)

"In a Test of Their Power, #MeToo’s Legal Forces Take On McDonald’s", 21 May 2019...

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Story
22 May 2019

Weekly Update 22 May: Rehab patients in US allegedly sent to work without pay

Our run down of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs and events announcements. READ THE FULL UPDATE Archive of past Weekly Updates since 2005 Weekly update sign-up

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21 May 2019

Laos: Policy paper assesses labour, environmental and social safeguards of Kunming-Singapore railway project under Belt and Road Initiative

Author: Scott Morris, Center for Global Development

“The Kunming-Vientiane Railway: The Economic, Procurement, Labor, and Safeguards Dimensions of a Chinese Belt and Road Project”, 17 May 2019...

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21 May 2019

Hong Kong: MTR Corp. and Airport Authority reverse ban on Cathay Pacific's same-sex ad amid criticisms

Author: Danny Lee, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

“Hong Kong’s Airport Authority joins MTR Corp in reversing ban on Cathay Pacific same-sex ad after LGBT outcry”, 21 May 2019...

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21 May 2019

South Korea: Report calls on Korean corporations and govt. to act and stop human rights violations and environmental destruction in Indonesian palm oil industry

Author: Korea Federation for Environmental Movements and Advocates for Public Interest Law

“Korean CSOs call on Korean Government and corporations to take immediate measures to stop serious deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil industry”, 20 May 2019...

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