Effective monitoring of domestic supply chains key to ending forced labour

Effective monitoring of domestic supply chains key to ending forced labour

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Business, Labor Rights | No Comments

By Mumtaz Lalani Institute for Human Rights and Business Published June, 1, 2012 Most debates on business involvement in human rights abuses focus on the role of global multinationals operating overseas. But new research supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds problems much closer to home, in particular among agency and sub-contracted staff working for […]

Peru anti-mining protest leader arrested near Cusco

Peru anti-mining protest leader arrested near Cusco

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Americas, CPR Rights, Labor Rights | No Comments

Published in BBC News Peruvian police have arrested the leader of anti-mining protests a day after the government declared a state of emergency in a southern province. Herbert Huaman was among several activists detained, following more than a week of demonstrations against a mining project by Swiss company Xstrata. The copper mine dispute in Espinar […]

Eurovision Arrives in Azerbaijan: Contestants Sing – Journalists Silenced

Eurovision Arrives in Azerbaijan: Contestants Sing – Journalists Silenced

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Business, Europe, Labor Rights | No Comments

By Human Rights Watch Flush with oil and gas revenues, Azerbaijan is trying to raise its profile abroad, transforming its capital, Baku, into a glittering Dubai-style city. At the same time, it’s gearing up to host Eurovision, the long-running song contest with music acts from 56 countries, expected to draw more than 100 million television […]

UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers

UAE: Proposed Law to Benefit Domestic Workers

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Labor Rights, Middle East | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – A proposed United Arab Emirates (UAE) law on domestic workers holds promise for significant improvements in addressing worker abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. While a newspaper has reported about the law, its contents have not been made public, and a number of the reported provisions raise concerns. […]

Uruguay: First to Ratify Domestic Workers Convention

Uruguay: First to Ratify Domestic Workers Convention

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Americas, Labor Rights | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch on May 1, 2012 Groundbreaking Treaty to Protect Millions of Women and Girls Worldwide (New York) – Uruguay’s move to be the first country to ratify the international Domestic Workers Convention brings long overdue protections closer to reality for millions of women and girls worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

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