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21 May 2018

Japan / Palestine: Department store removes Israeli settlement wines from wine fair after NGO raises concerns

Daimaru, a high end Japanese department store, removed wines made in Israeli settlements in Palestine from a large scale Mediterranean wine fair, subsequent to concerns raised by the Executive Committee of 15 Days Standing for Solidarity with Palestin...

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17 May 2018

Thailand: UN experts denounce use of defamation laws against human rights defender Andy Hall and others

Author: United Nation Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defender

'Thailand: UN experts condemn use of defamation laws to silence human rights defender Andy Hall'  17 May 2018...

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15 May 2018

Ben & Jerry's & 350.org launch campaign to freeze fossil fuel investments in Australia

Author: Hannah Fernandez, Eco-Business

American ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with climate activism group 350.org Australia to launch a campaign to freeze fossil fuels investments, by encouraging Australians to lobby their local governing bodies to ensure that none of its...

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15 May 2018
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Author: Sin Embargo (México)

“Jueza considera “peligroso para la sociedad” a defensor del agua de Mexicali, y ordena siga preso”, 9 de mayo de 2018...

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14 May 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Progress Report

In 2017, CHRB launched the first Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, a landmark assessment of the largest public companies in the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. In 2018, CHRB will be releasing the follow up benchmark and...

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14 May 2018

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark launches 2018 Progress Report

A year on from the launch of the first Benchmark, this report focuses on the progress CHRB has made towards achieving its objectives, highlights where improvements can be made and also looks ahead to the next iteration of the benchmark. The report ser...

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30 April 2018

Canada: Meat shop to face lawsuit alleging its responsibility for E.coli outbreak

Author: Ameya Charnalia, StarMetro Edmonton (Canada)

"Edmonton law firm is suing a Hutterite meat shop for allegedly selling pork products infected with E. coli", 27 Apr 2018...

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Company response
24 April 2018

Coca-Cola Response

Author: Coca-Cola; Bepensa Dominicana

For more than 10 years' operating as the bottler for Coca-Cola in the Dominican Republic, our company has complied with labor and union regulations in the country, ensuring we improve the quality of life of our employees, to whom we offer higher...

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24 April 2018

Dominican Republic: Trade unions allege that Coca-Cola abused their labour rights and limited their freedom of association

The Autonomous Union of United Workers of Bepensa [Coca-Cola bottler] and other trade unions, protested against Coca-Cola claiming violations of labour and freedom of association rights. They alleged that the company has put pressure on the union and...

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24 April 2018
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El Sindicato Autónomo de Trabajadores Unidos de Bepensa Dominicana, protestó en contra de Bepensa [embotelladora de Coca-Cola] reclamando violaciones a sus derechos laborales y de asociación. Alegan que la empresa ha presionado al sindicato y cesado a...

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