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Amazon implements a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology & supports federal regulation in the US
Author: Bobby Allyn, NPR
"Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology," ...
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Kohl’s: clothing retailer pays out $109m in dividends after having cancelled $150m in orders, leaving suppliers and garment workers in Bangladesh and S.Korea to face the fallout of Covid-19
Author: Mei-Ling McNamara, The Guardian
“Anger at huge shareholder payout as US chain Kohl’s cancels $150m in orders”, 10 June 2020...
Apparel brands pay large dividends to shareholders while order cancellations & delays leave suppliers & garment workers facing fallout of Covid-19
As governments across Europe and North America adopted lockdown measures, including store closures, to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, major apparel brands and retailers cancelled and postponed orders. Apparel brands leveraged their power in global...
Author: Radio New Zealand
10 June 2020...
Author: 9/6/20 - Ella Skybenko, Eastern Europe/Central Asia Senior Researcher & Representative at BHRRC
Ella Skybenko explains why during the pandemic the role of civil society is more important than ever
EU: MEPs call on Commission to follow civil society approach in textile strategy & apply due diligence law
Author: Heidi Hautala, Helmut Scholz, Delara Burkhardt & 50 other MEPs
On 3 June, a group of 53 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) [...] wrote a letter to Commissioner Sinkevičius, Hogan, Reynders, and Urpilainen endorsing civil society’s approach to rethinking the global textile value chain......
Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia
9 June 2020...
Asia & Europe: Strategic lawsuits are on the rise, causing breakdown of trust between rights defenders & business, but more alliances are needed
Author: Jennifer Hattam, Equal Times
"See you in court: a rise in legal attacks against rights defenders aims to silence corporate critics", June 8, 2020...
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Asia: COVID-19 pandemic must not serve as an excuse to vilify defenders who champion rights-based approaches in business practices
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
"COVID-19: Protection of human rights defenders must no longer be ignored" 05 Jun 2020...
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Author: 08/06/20 - Sergi Corbalán, Executive Director, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Sergi Corbalán from the Fair Trade Advocacy Office discusses new research on how due diligence frameworks can address purchasing practices, living wages and incomes for small farmers and workers.