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7 July 2017
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Author: Sabine Bretschneider, Medianet

[D]ie Europäische Union und Japan [...] haben den Weg für das Freihandelsabkommen geebnet. Eine „grundsätzliche Einigung” verkündete EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker. In Kraft treten soll das Abkommen Anfang 2019, geklärt werden muss noch...

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5 July 2017

EU adopts new standards on endocrine disruptors; chemical industry says criteria will hit farmers without additional protection for health & environment

Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer

European experts on Tuesday (4 July) endorsed a proposal by the European Commission on the scientific criteria to qualify what substances significantly alter the chemical balance in humans... [A]n EU system to classify them has been a long time in the...

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5 July 2017

EU needs to enforce common health & environmental standards to support food industry in developing a sustainable food system, says scholar

Author: Aleksandra Eriksson, EU Observer

"Cheap meat is bigger problem for climate and health", 26 June 2017...

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Article
29 June 2017

Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations highlights extraterritorial human rights obligations of European companies

Author: Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe

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28 June 2017
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Author: Die Bundesregierung

Die Bundesregierung legt nun diese Leitlinien vor, mit denen sie den Zusammenhang von Frieden, Sicherheit und Entwicklung weiter ausführt und den vernetzten Ansatz weiter ausformuliert... 2.2.3. Risiken transparent machen, kohärent handeln und ...

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26 June 2017

Commentary: Civil society is increasingly using strategic litigation to address corporate human rights abuses

Author: Dr Carolijn Terwindt & Christian Schliemann, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, in Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017

"Transnational strategic litigation: an emerging part of civil society’s repertoire for corporate accountability", Jun 2017...

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20 June 2017

Ben & Jerry's joins Intl. Rescue Committee in support of EU legislation to provide safe & legal routes for refugees

Author: Ben & Jerry's

"Together for refugees: Home safe home", Jun 2017...

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17 May 2017
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Author: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS)

"400 milliards de francs en besoins de sous-traitance des sociétés minières échappent aux entreprises sénégalaises (BMN)", 16 mai 2017...

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16 May 2017

Coalition of fisheries leaders, maritime workers & employers call on EU to end forced labour in its waters

Author: The Fish Site

"Pressure to stamp out forced labour in EU waters" 12 May 2017...

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12 May 2017

European parliament calls for ban on vegetable oils in biofuel over reported links to human rights abuses

Author: Brian Collett, Ethical Performance

...Members of the European Parliament have called for the ban on the grounds that vegetable oil farming has destroyed vital ecological areas, violated human rights and hiked food prices. Altogether 97 per cent of members backed a resolution demanding...

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