Human rights violations have increased 70% globally since 2008


by Marilyn Croser CORE

The UK government must hold companies to account for abuses such as slavery, land grabs and trade in conflict minerals, says report

Since 2008, there has been an unprecedented rise in human rights violations globally, up 70% according to a new report. Workers’ rights are seriously compromised and rural and indigenous communities are facing land grabs and forced displacement amid growing demand for low-cost labour and resources, according to the 2014 Human Rights Risk Atlas published by risks analytics firm Maplecroft.

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