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15 November 2019

315 civil society groups renew call for Equator Principles Financial Institutions to stop funding climate disaster & abuses of Indigenous rights

Author: Johan Frijns, BankTrack, on behalf of 315 civil society groups

“Letter to: Mr Beck, Chair of Steering Committee Equator Principles Association; All Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs)”, 13 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

USA: New Jersey Labour Department states Uber must pay $650million in unpaid taxes

Author: Chris Opfer, Bloomberg

"Uber Hit With $650 Million Employment Tax Bill in New Jersey (3)", 14 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

CHRB claims Amazon, Costco & Starbucks amongst the worst at identifying and addressing human rights issues

Author: Jennifer Thompson, Financial Times

"Starbucks, Amazon and Costco rapped for weak human rights disclosure", 14 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Out Now: 2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The 2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB – a part of the World Benchmarking Alliance) – shows how most companies in the apparel, food & beverage, extractive and tech manufacture sectors are failing to meet basic corporate human rights expec...

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15 November 2019

Council of Europe publishes recommendations on human rights impacts of algorithmic systems

Author: Access Now

12 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Call for survey input: EU (DG JUST) study on directors’ duties and corporate governance, deadline 27 November

Author: European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST)

The European Commission – Directorate General for Justice and Consumers – entrusted a research consortium led by EY to carry out a study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance....

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15 November 2019

Brazil: Women denounce threats, intimidation and physical and sexual violence by agribusiness workers as palm groves are privatised

Author: Mongabay

“Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers’ feel the squeeze of Cerrado development”, 12 de noviembre de 2019...

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15 November 2019

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Preliminary Findings from its visit to Qatar (3 - 14 November 2019)

Author: OHCHR Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

De facto deprivation of liberty by private actors...

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15 November 2019

Qatar: UN experts raise concerns over detention of migrant workers by employers

During 3-14 November 2019, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention conducted a country visit to Qatar. During the 10 day visit, the Working Group visited 12 places of detention including police stations, pre-trial detention facilities, Doha central...

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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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