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18 February 2020

UK: Rise in Amazon warehouse worker accidents prompts calls for parliamentary inquiry; Amazon downplays safety concerns

Author: Rob Davies, The Guardian

"Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise", 17 Febuary 2020...

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17 February 2020

New Intl. Commission of Jurists guidance on corporate accountability for economic, social & cultural rights' abuses in conflict & transition

Author: International Commission of Jurists

"Corporate Accountability for Abuses of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights in Conflict and Transition – ICJ new guide", 17 Feb 2020...

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12 February 2020

India: Seven workers killed in fire at denim factory supplying to major intl. brands; Includes company comments

At least seven workers have been killed in a factory fire at Nandan Denim - India's largest denim supplier - which began on 8 February 2020. Police investigators said the factory had violated multiple regulations and the owner, a manager and a fire...

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19 January 2020

Laos: Workers at Chinese-owned factory complain of physical abuse & unfair labour practices

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang", 17 January 2020...

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7 January 2020

China: Investigation finds labour abuse & sexual harassment at toy factories producing for international brands; Includes company responses

In November 2019, labour rights NGO China Labour Watch (CLW) released a report raising allegations of labour abuses faced by workers at five factories producing for international toy brands in Guangdong Province, China. Abuses documented by CLW include...

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7 January 2020

India: Trade unions say govt. efforts to streamline labour laws undermine worker protections

Author: Shreehari Paliath, IndiaSpend.com

"Why trade unions are pushing back against India's proposed Industrial Relations Code", 7 January 2020...

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17 December 2019

USA: Federal investigation finds garment workers producing for Fashion Nova underpaid & exploited; Fashion Nova denies responsibility

Author: Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times

"Fashion Nova's Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories", 16 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

India: 40+ workers killed in factory fire, highlighting urgent fire & building safety regulation concerns

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6 December 2019

Thailand: Forced labour & exploitation in seafood industry persist as result of buyers' business model, research reveals

In December 2019, Freedom Fund and Humanity United released 'Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry', which examines how the seafood sector has addressed the issues of forced...

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26 November 2019

Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating...

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