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25 February 2020

Background note to ILO 'decent work in supply chains' meeting addresses limitations of disclosure regulation

Author: International Labour Organization (ILO)

"Achieving decent work in global supply chains. Report for discussion at the technical meeting on achieving decent work in global supply chains (Geneva, 25-28 February 2020)", 20 Feb 2020...

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25 February 2020

BHRRC joins civil society call to renew mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Author: Intl. Service for Human Rights & 42 other NGOs

“Letter to Human Rights Council, 43rd Session: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defender”, 25 February 2020...

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25 February 2020

Global Witness briefing on why the EU needs to act to ensure companies are not harming people and planet

Author: Global Witness

It is time for the European Union to match its public commitments (UN 2030 agenda, the Paris climate agreement, and to become world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050) by acting swiftly to arrest the irreparable destruction and negative impac...

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25 February 2020

Kenya: Locals in oil-rich Turkana claim only the elite have benefited from Tullow Oil's operations; company comments

Author: Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Villagers left high and dry as Tullow breaks promise"...

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25 February 2020

Nepal: 513 workers die abroad since July 2019, 221 hospitalised abroad

Author: Inju Dhakal, Kharbarhub (Nepal)

"Foreign employment woes: 513 die in 7 months," 24 Feb 2020...

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25 February 2020

Uganda: Eight Tembo Steel Mills workers injured after an explosion

Author: Daily Monitor (Uganda)

" Eight injured in steel mills blast"...

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25 February 2020

UK retailers announce package of support to drive responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains

Author: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit

"PRESS RELEASE: Retailers unite in mission to drive the responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains", 25 February 2020...

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24 February 2020

Gett: Israeli taxi-hailing app sued for allegedly designing a service excluding Arab drivers

Author: Oliver Holmes & Quique Kierszenbaum, Guardian (UK)

"Gett: Israeli taxi app sued for service used to avoid Arab drivers", 21st February 2020...

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24 February 2020

A third of pesticide sales by 5 largest companies allegedly contain 'highly hazardous' chemicals, analysis finds; includes company comments

According to new research by Public Eye and Unearthed, over a third of the pesticide sales made by the world's five largest pesticide companies - Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, FMC and Corteva - contain chemicals that are highly toxic to human health or the...

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24 February 2020

Cambodia: Arbitration Council awards three of four demands to the Great Duke hotel's employees and unions over compensation disputes

Author: Ouch Sony & Khut Sokun, VOD

"Great Duke Workers Awarded Compensation as Unions Demand Law Reforms", 22 February 2020...

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