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Japan: Companies reported to begin accepting "partnership certificates" for same-sex couples to provide spousal & familial benefits
Author: Kyodo News
"Japan companies to accept same-sex partnership certificates by NGO", 25 April 2020...
On 13 May 2020, Norges Bank, which manages Norway's USD 1 trillion fund, announced its decision to exclude 12 companies from the Government Pension Fund Global due to environmental and human rights concerns. It placed a further four under observation....
Author: Snigdha Poonam, Business Insider
Chinese instant-loan apps have exploded in India. As lockdown hurts salaries, borrowers say they are threatened with violence and fake police reports over repayment, 7 May 2020...
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Foundation for Human Rights in Eritrea sues EU for funding road construction despite alleged use of forced labour in such projects
Author: Nikolaj Nielsen, EU Observer
"EU sued for funding 'forced labour' Eritrea highway"...
Kenya: Govt. agency to fine banks locking out borrowers blacklisted by credit reference bureaus mostly due to predatory lending by digital lenders
Author: Otiato Guguyu, Business Daily (Kenya)
"Banks face fines for locking out blacklisted borrowers"...
EU response to COVID-19 must focus on realising socio-economic rights & prioritise companies that respect human rights, says ENNHRI
Author: European Network of National Human Rights Institutions
"The EU must put economic and social rights at the heart of its economic response to COVID-19", 6 May 2020...
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