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24 February 2020

EU Commission releases study on options for regulating due diligence

The research highlights that:...

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24 February 2020

EU Commission sets out data strategy & AI white paper as civil society calls for lawmakers to put human rights at centre of digital policies

On 19 February 2020, the EU Commission presented a first set of proposals for its digital policy strategy, including documents outlining its data strategy and an AI white paper. Top-line proposals include:...

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22 February 2020

EU accepts free trade agreement with Vietnam despite the country's poor human rights record

Author: David Hutt, Asia Times

"EU puts riches over rights in Vietnam trade deal", 13 February 2020...

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21 February 2020

EU Proposes Rules for Artificial Intelligence to Limit Risks

Author: Kelvin Chan, Associate Press & U.S. News

The European Union unveiled proposals [on 19 February 2020] to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology... European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ...

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20 February 2020
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Author: Portafolio (Colombia)

“Ejercen presión en Europa a Glencore para salir de Cerrejón” – 18 de febrero de 2020...

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18 February 2020
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La alianza de diversas empresas y gobiernos de países exportadores de banano expresaron su preocupación por una nueva directiva de la Unión Europea que busca controlar el uso de agrotóxicos en los cultivos de esa fruta, por los niveles de afectación a...

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17 February 2020

Cambodia: European Branded Clothing Alliance urges Cambodian govt. to address human rights violations & EC to track progress with clear roadmap & timeline

Author: European Branded Clothing Alliance

"Statement on European Commission's Cambodia Decision", 13 February 2020...

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17 February 2020

Commentary: EU conflict minerals regulation falls short of existing standards and US Dodd-Frank Act

Author: Laurent Ruessmann, Jonathan Brooks and Andrew Hood, Global Mining Review

"The battle for stronger EU conflict minerals legislation", 4 February 2020....

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17 February 2020

Reporting on human rights & sustainability remains 'troublingly poor', research on 1,000 European companies finds

New research by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency, analysing the information disclosed by 1000 European companies on their environmental and social impacts under the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, finds that the quality of reporting...

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15 February 2020

Cambodia: 20 business associations issue a joint letter expressing regret over European Commission's partial EBA withdrawal decision but commit to work closely with brands

Author: European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia & others

"Press Release: The Cambodian Private Sector Regrets the Decision by the European Commission to Partially Withdraw Preference Granted to the Kingdom of Cambodia under Everything but Arms Arrangement", 14 February 2020...

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