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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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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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25 July 2018
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Author: France Info

« Au moins 207 défenseurs de l'environnement ont été tués en 2017, selon l'ONG Global Witness », 24 juillet 2017...

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24 July 2018

New Global Witness report finds agribusiness is most dangerous sector for defenders

Author: Global Witness (UK)

"At what cost?: Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders  in 2017"...

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10 July 2018

Commentary: Social investing is on the rise, yet measuring impact often fails to incl. human rights expertise

Author: David Kinley, Ethical Corporation

"‘Can booming social bond market really turn finance to the good side?’", 28 June 2018...

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21 June 2018

Oxfam scores US and European supermarkets on food supply chains

Oxfam has assessed 16 large supermarkets across the US and Europe on their policies and practices in their food supply chains. Oxfam looked at the transparency of their supply chains, treatment of small-scale farmers and women workers in their supply...

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6 June 2018
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Author: Hannes Koch, Die Tageszeitung

Dieses Gutachten könnte den Musterprozess um die Opfer in der Textilfabrik Ali Enterprises beenden, bevor er richtig losgeht: Bei einem Brand in dem pakistanischen Betrieb, der auch für den deutschen Textildiscounter KiK nähte, starben 2012 260...

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5 June 2018
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Author: ECCHR, medico international

Das Landgericht Dortmund muss nun entscheiden, ob die Ansprüche von vier Betroffenen des Fabrikbrands verjährt sind. Ein Rechtsgutachten für das Gericht geht davon aus, dass die Ansprüche nach pakistanischem Recht verjährt sein könnten. Dem...

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23 May 2018

Families of victims of Baldia Factory fire in Pakistan start receiving long-term compensation from amount provided by KiK

Author: Daily Times

[See here for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of the ongoing lawsuit against KiK in Dortmund, Germany.]...

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13 April 2018

India: Gov't. blacklists two UAE shipping cos. over labour abuses

Author: World Maritime News

"India Blacklists Two UAE Companies for Abandoning Seafarers" 30 Mar 2018...

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