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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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27 November 2019
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Author: Gremios de Productores y Exportadores de banano del Ecuador

[En referencia al artículo publicado en nuestro sitio web] “Ecuador, trabajadores bananeros piden respuesta a las autoridades del gobierno por incumplimiento de los derechos laborales del Acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea” …vale dejar constancia...

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27 November 2019

Cambodia: PM says EU's demands for Cambodia to retain trade preferences unacceptable; while labour rights activist demands govt. consider those demands

Author: Sokhean Ben, Khmer Times

"Hun Sen slams EU over unacceptable EBA demands", 22 November 2019...

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21 November 2019

EU Commission launches new due diligence portal to support responsible sourcing of raw materials

Author: European Commission

"Raw materials: Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses", 20 Nov 2019...

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20 November 2019

EU: Anti-Slavery Intl. argues in favour of mandatory human rights due diligence, highlighting NGO and company support

Author: Chloe Cranston, Anti-Slavery International, via Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Why we are calling on the EU to make tackling abuses in supply chains mandatory", 14 Nov 2019...

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