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13 December 2019

EU Commission presents European Green Deal, setting path for 'just and socially fair' transition

On 11 December, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal, a package of measures and actions for achieving the political ambition of "being the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050" and ensuring a sustainable transition that...

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9 December 2019
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La organización ASTAC, de trabajadores bananeros se ratifica en su denuncia de abusos laborales por parte de empresarios del sector y pide respuesta a las autoridades del gobierno por estos hechos, en réplica a la respuesta de los empresarios...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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9 December 2019

Jordan: The four internet service providers allegedly violating customers' privacy

Author: Impact International

“New study: Jordanian ISPs violate customers’ privacy”, 10 November 2019...

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5 December 2019

Vietnam: CSOs urge European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until Vietnam fulfils its commitments to human rights

Author: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Que Me

"Civil society calls on European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights", 4 Dec 2019...

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5 December 2019

EU Fundamental Rights Agency looks at human rights implications of using facial recognition technology in law enforcement

Facial recognition technology (FRT) makes it possible to compare digital facial images to determine whether they are of the same person. Increasingly, private companies and public authorities are already using this technology, and several EU Member...

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4 December 2019

World's major chocolate companies call for EU-wide human rights and environmental due diligence regulation

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2 December 2019

Cocoa companies call for EU-wide human rights and environmental due diligence requirements

Author: Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International, The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade

We, a group of companies (Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International), The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, call on the European Union, by far the largest importer and consumer of cocoa in the world, to strengthen...

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2 December 2019

Finnish EU Council Presidency puts forward action agenda on BHR, acknowledging need for EU due diligence regulation

At the occasion of a Business and Human Rights conference in Brussels on 2 December 2019, the Finnish EU Council Presidency put forward an "Agenda for Action on Business and Human Rights" with more than 20 proposals for measures in the fields of public...

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2 December 2019

Over 100 civil society organisations call for EU human rights and environmental due diligence legislation

On the day of the Finnish EU Council Presidency's business & human rights conference, more than 100 NGOs, trade unions and civil society networks call for EU human rights and environmental due diligence legislation. Business & Human Rights...

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