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16 November 2018

Pakistan: Chief Justice of Pakistan initiates review of water extraction and quality of water sold by major bottled water companies

In September 2018, during a hearing related to the drying of holy ponds due to sub-soil water extraction by cement companies near Katas Raj Temples, the Chief Justice of Pakistan “took ‘suo motu notice’ of the exploitation of water resources by minera...

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11 November 2018

Australia: Asia Pacific unions form regional safety committee to improve operations safety of Hutchinson Ports

Author: The Maritime Executive

"Asia Pacific Labor Unions Collaborate on Safety Concerns," 08 November 2018...

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8 November 2018

Pakistan: Audit report finds Nestle Pakistan extracting and wasting water without any costs

Author: DAWN, Pakistan

Audit report finds profit margins in bottled water sale unjustified, 31 October 2018...

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22 October 2018
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Author: French.china.org

« Le Couloir économique Chine-Pakistan permettra d'améliorer la situation des travailleurs au Pakistan, selon une responsable », 23 octobre 2018...

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9 October 2018

Leading labour groups call for "Pakistan Accord" to combat unsafe working conditions in garment sector

Author: Apparel Insider

Leading unions and labour groups in Pakistan have called for the country’s own safety ‘Accord’ similar to that in Bangladesh. They claim many factories supplying to Western brands have serious safety defects similar to those uncovered in the aftermath...

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24 September 2018

NGO coalition files OECD complaint with Italian NCP against auditor RINA for allegedly failing to detect safety & labour abuses at Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan; incl. co response

On 11 September 2018, on the six year anniversary of the fire at the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan, which claimed over 250 lives and left dozens more injured, ECCHR together with an international coalition of seven other human...

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Company response
21 September 2018
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Author: Naomi Bader, ZEIT Online

Mehr Informationen, inkl. Kommentare der Unternehmen, zu dem im Artikel erwähnten Verfahren gegen KiK finden Sie hier, und zum Verfahren gegen Lahmeyer finden Sie hier....

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Company response
12 September 2018

Response by RINA

Author: RINA

We invited RINA to respond the press release by ECCHR. RINA responded and sent us their press statement....

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Report
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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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative

Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...

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