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27 January 2020

Grenfell Tower fire: Second phase of inquiry begins

Author: BBC News

The inquiry will shift focus from the night of the fire to issues including the refurbishment of the building and the block's deadly cladding....

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27 January 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits emergency $10m to help Africa and China to fight coronavirus

Author: Africa Times

"Gates Foundation commits emergency $5m for Africa CDC to fight coronavirus", 27 January 2020...

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27 January 2020

France: NGOs & local authorities to bring case against Total over alleged failure to set out measures on climate change under Duty of Vigilance law

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27 January 2020

French NGOs and local authorities take court action against Total

Author: Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian (UK)

An alliance of 14 French local authorities and several NGOs will take unprecedented court action this week against the French oil firm Total to try to force the firm to drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions....

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27 January 2020

UK's Equatorial Palm Oil allegedly involved in land grabbing in Liberia, report says & calls for UK due diligence law

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27 January 2020
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Author: 20 Minutes et AFP (France)

Une vingtaine d’associations et de collectivités parmi lesquelles Bayonne, Grenoble, Nanterre ou l'ONG Sherpa, qui estiment souffrir du réchauffement, ont prévu d’assigner mardi le géant pétrolier Total pour « inaction » climatique......

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27 January 2020

Grenfell cladding maker 'knew it fell below safety standard'

Author: Robert Booth, The Guardian (UK)

The company that made the cladding panels on Grenfell Tower knew in 2011 they were “not suitable for use on building facades” and performed worse in fire tests than declared on safety certificates, a public inquiry into the disaster has heard......

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27 January 2020

Commentary: Canada's New Corporate Responsibility Ombudsperson falls far short of its promise

Author: Karyn Keenan, Cambridge University Press

In 2013 the CNCA launched its Open for Justice campaign to demand an extractive sector ombudsperson... The ombudsperson is intended to support Canada in the fulfilment of its international human rights obligations, including... remedy when... abuse...

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27 January 2020

Bahrain: Two cases of wage delays brought before Labour Ministry; client Bapco did not respond

In January 2019, GDN reported on two cases of workers experiencing wage delays....

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