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31 March 2020
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Author: El Espectador

 “A dos años de apertura de la JEP, los terceros van a medio camino” – 29 de marzo de 2020...

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26 March 2020

UK: New report recommends introducing law on corporate duty to prevent human rights harm

Author: Robert McCorquodale, Cambridge Core blog (U.K.)

"Coporate Durty to Prevent Human Rights Impacts – A Way Forward for UK Legislation?," 12 March 2020...

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26 March 2020

USA: Pacific Gas & Electric pleads guilty to manslaughter over wildfire which destroyed 150,000 acres of land in California

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25 March 2020
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Am 10. September 2019 startete ein zivilgesellschaftliches Bündnis aus Menschenrechts-, Entwicklungs- und Umweltorganisationen, Gewerkschaften und Kirchen die Initiative Lieferkettengesetz.de in Deutschland. Die Initiative fordert einen gesetzlichen...

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23 March 2020

California power company pleads guilty to manslaughter in Paradise fire

Author: Dani Anguiano, Guardian (UK)

...Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully causing a fire in relation to the blaze sparked on 8 November 2018 by PG&E equipment, according to a securities...

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23 March 2020

PG&E to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts over 2018 wildfire

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters (US)

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California’s history....

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20 March 2020

Legal sector trade union alleges lowest paid staff are being forced to work in offices despite COVID-19 guidance

Author: Monidipa Fouzder, The Law Society Gazette

“Coronavirus: legal trade union threatens action”, 17 March 2020...

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18 March 2020
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Author: Caracol radio

 “Consejo de Estado tumbó condena contra Odebrecht” – 17 de marzo de 2020...

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18 March 2020

80 investors worth over $200 billion release statement of support for the BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights & group of 80 investors

“Investors with over US$200b support BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark”, 17 March 2020...

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17 March 2020

Colombia: Court to decide whether energy companies can be permitted to develop fracking

Author: Oliver Griffen, Reuters

"Colombia court decision on fracking could end speculation before July," 11 March 2020...

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