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11 December 2019

Peru: Swedish and Chinese companies to invest in lithium mining for batteries for electric vehicles

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11 December 2019

Peru: Swedish and Chinese companies to invest in lithium mining for batteries for electric vehicles

Author: Tiempo Minero

 "Sweden seeks lithium in South America amidst white gold fever" - 20 November 2019...

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11 December 2019

India: 40+ workers killed in factory fire, highlighting urgent fire & building safety regulation concerns

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11 December 2019

India: Children among dead in Delhi factory fire

Author: Times of India

"Delhi fire tragedy: 13, 14...minors among dead as norms go up in smoke", 9 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on defenders & civil society jointly stress need to prevent attacks on defenders

Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders & group of civil society organizations

"Time to act: Protect defenders who speak up against business impact on people and planet", 10 Dec 2019...

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11 December 2019

Will Lafarge be held accountable for alleged links to human rights abuses in Syria?

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11 December 2019
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Author: Initiative Lieferkettengesetz.de

Deutsche Unternehmen haben beim Monitoring der Bundesregierung im Rahmen des Nationalen Aktionsplans Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP-Monitoring) schlecht abgeschnitten. Mit der Untersuchung wollte die Bundesregierung der Frage nachgehen, ob sich...

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11 December 2019

Nestlé publishes new 'Tackling Child Labour' report, citing progress in efforts to reduce the issue in cocoa communities

On 10 December 2019, Nestlé released its latest 'Tackling Child Labour' report, citing significant progress in its effort to tackle child labour in its West African supply chain. Building on this, Nestlé also said it "will continue to expand its cocoa...

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11 December 2019

Weekly Update 11 December 2019: Carbon majors could be held liable for human rights violations

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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11 December 2019

USA: Protect the Protest launches series of stories about people targeted by SLAPPs for speaking out against injustice

Protect the Protest is a task force comprised of lawyers, journalists, communications professionals, and activists working collectively to protect the free speech of public interest advocates in the United States and stop the use of strategic lawsuits...

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