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20 September 2018

Commentary: Corporations increasingly under pressure to take a stand on social issues

Author: Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

"Woke business: have big brands found a conscience or a marketing ploy?" 16 Sept 2018...

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19 September 2018

Myanmar: UN Fact-Finding Mission warns business against engaging with military

Report says actions of military, in particular in the context of “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the military and its businesses is indefensible until and...

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7 September 2018

BSR launches human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to artificial intelligence

BSR has published three papers  describing a human rights-based blueprint for responsible business practice with regard to AI within and beyond the technology sector. These papers explore the importance of a rights-based approach for governing and...

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3 September 2018
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Im sächsischen Chemnitz ist es Ende August und Anfang September mehrfach zu ausländerfeindlichen Ausschreitungen gekommen, nachdem ein 35 Jahre alter Deutscher getötet wurde. Als Tatverdächtige sitzen zwei Männer in Untersuchungshaft, die mutmaßlich...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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4 August 2018

Australia: Report reviews ASX100 companies' commitments and disclosures on gender pay equity

A report by Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) and CAER analyses the disclosures of the top 100 ASX companies on questions related to gender pay equity. The report considers best practice examples and areas of weakness....

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25 July 2018

The Investor Alliance for Human Rights shares Guidance on Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence Related to Immigration Detention and Family Separation

Author: The Investor Alliance for Human Rights

According to the United Nation's (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the practice of separating children at the border constitutes “arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life, and is a serious violation of the rights of the...

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25 July 2018

The Investor Alliance for Human Rights shares Guidance on Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence Related to Immigration Detention and Family Separation

Author: The Investor Alliance for Human Rights

According to the United Nation's (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the practice of separating children at the border constitutes “arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life, and is a serious violation of the rights of the...

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18 July 2018

President Obama's speech for Mandela's centenary highlights links of geopolitical context to business & human rights

President Obama draws from Mandela’s life and work in speech that urges, among others, to “fight harder to reduce inequality and promote lasting economic opportunity for all”...

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16 July 2018

Commentary: Govt. strategies on AI fail to adequately address human rights risks

Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, OpenGlobalRights

"Without binding rules, AI guidelines are just wishful thinking", 27 June 2018...

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