COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

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Since late 2019, an outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus) - first identified in Wuhan, China - has spread across the globe, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak had reached the level of a global pandemic.

Besides the health implications of the disease, which has a mortality rate in excess of 3% according to the World Health Organization, the outbreak has also been accompanied by waves of misinformation, fears regarding increased government surveillance, factory shutdowns as disruption ripples back up supply chains and fears for the protection of gig economy workers. The International Labour Organization initially estimated that up to 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the pandemic, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty. It has since revised its estimate to 195 million job losses globally.

This In Depth Area will be updated with the latest news on the implications of the outbreak for business and human rights. Based on emerging themes of the crisis, we will also update the below sub-sections of this In Depth Area as the situation continues to unfold.

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История
1 April 2020
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Mientras la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del departamento de Ica denunciaba las protestas de personas trabajadoras de la industria agropecuaria, en tiempos de coronavirus, en la ciudad de Arequipa el gobierno anunciaba multas para los empleadores que...

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Статья
1 April 2020
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Автор: Business for Social Responsibility

“COVID-19: A Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence Tool for Companies”, 30 March 2020...

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История
1 April 2020
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Статья
1 April 2020
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Автор: Marguerite Ward, Business Insider (USA)

The World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization are launching an emergency coronavirus task force of 200 business leaders — including execs from Alphabet and KPMG, 11 March 2020...

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Документ
1 April 2020
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Автор: Estrategia y Negocios

“Guatemala: Efectos de las nuevas restricciones sobre comercios y empleados”, 30 de marzo de 2019...

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Документ
1 April 2020
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Автор: El Financiero (México)

“Empresas en México ven mayor riesgo de hackeo por el ‘home office’”, 27 de marzo de 2020...

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Документ
1 April 2020
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Автор: Proceso (México)

"They denounce the arrest of Otomí defender Iván Vargas González", March 31, 2020...

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Документ
1 April 2020
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Автор: Infobae

“Coronavirus en México: mujeres serán quienes sufran de manera desproporcionada la crisis de COVID-19”, 28 de marzo de 2020...

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История
1 April 2020
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On 31 March 2020, a coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions, including the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, sent a letter to the Qatar government, urging them to take actions to take preventative steps to protect migrant...

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Статья
1 April 2020
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Автор: Urban Fusions (France)

« Coronavirus: Rachel Reeves exhorte les employeurs à protéger le personnel », 27 mars 2020...

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