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4 May 2020

USA: Business interests placed above the lives of Mexican workers as officials urge Mexican government to reopen so as not to disrupt US supply chains

Author: The Intercept

“Coronavirus Has Mexico’s Workers Pinned Between U.S. Business Interests and Their President’s Obsessive Austerity”, 1st May 2020...

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29 April 2020

MEP position paper on intl. trade after COVID-19 highlights need for a binding supply chain law

Author: Bernd Lange, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the International Trade Committee

"International trade after the corona-crisis- Business as Usual or Systemic Change?" The economic impact of the corona pandemic is considerable... Broken supply chains, ...but also the fast global spread of the virus itself, make many people associa...

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28 April 2020
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Author: Fédération Internationale pour les Droits Humains (FIDH)

« Obligations des entreprises en matière de droits humains : arrêtez de vous en laver les mains ! », 23 avril 2020...

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24 April 2020

Thailand: Migrant workers face multi-dimensional risks during COVID-19 outbreak, describes report

Author: Andy Hall, Asia Times

“Thailand’s migrant workers at risk during pandemics”, 24 April 2020...

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22 April 2020

Malawi: Informal traders protest over national lockdown

Author: Aljazeera

‘Informal vendors rally against coronavirus lockdown in Malawi’ 16 April 2020...

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6 April 2020

Jordan: NGO counts 406 complaints raised against non payment of wages and other labour rights violations across sectors amid the crisis

Author: Jordan Times

"Study calls for defence order to protect labour rights'', 4th of April 2020...

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3 April 2020
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Author: Reporterre

« En pleine crise du coronavirus, l’UE donne son feu vert à un accord de libre-échange avec le Vietnam », 31 mars 2020...

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31 March 2020

So. Africa: Minister urges employers not to shift burden of the lockdown on workers

Author: Lameez Omarjee, Fin24 (South Africa)

‘Labour minister's plea to employers: Don't shift 'burden' of coronavirus onto workers’ 31 March 2020...

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27 March 2020

As govts. demand supplies but close borders during the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers are "forced" to continue work under expired contracts

Seafarers are amongst those workers experiencing the disruption caused by travel bans, implemented by government hoping to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports have surfaced that workers are having to continue to work under expired contra...

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24 March 2020

Danish Institute for Human Rights publishes toolkit on public procurement & human rights

Author: Daniel Morris, Danish Institute for Human Rights

“Driving change through public procurement: A toolkit on human rights for policy makers and public buyers," 28 February 2020...

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