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Human Rights Organisations Call on Liam Fox to Stop Export of Surveillance Equipment to Honduras

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

CORE and more than twenty other human rights organisations have written to Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox to stop the export of surveillance equipment to Honduras.

The UK Government has sanctioned the sale of telecommunications interception equipment to the Honduran Government despite the well-documented accounts of[…]

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CORE 2018 Annual Partner Meeting at The Foundry

Monday, February 19th, 2018

On the 15th February CORE held its 2018 Annual Partner Meeting, bringing together partner organisations, NGOs, academics and government officials to discuss corporate accountability issues and strategies for the year ahead.

Much of the day was devoted to panel discussions on different topics, allowing attendees to find out more about[…]

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Mapping Human Rights Risks for 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Global risk analyst Verisk Maplecroft has published its annual Human Rights Outlook report, outlining ten human rights risks impacting business in 2017.

Verisk notes that modern slavery risks are set to increase as the United States toughens its immigration policy, pushing countless undocumented migrants further underground and exposing them to greater exploitation.

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Podcast: holding companies to account

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

30 September 2016

CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, speaks to the Ethical Consumer conference about the successes and challenges in holding companies accountable.

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Podcast: CORE in nine

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Listen to CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, give a whistle-stop tour of CORE’s history and campaigns – all in nine minutes.

Here you can find out how CORE and our partners are demanding an end to corporate impunity, and seeking accountability for businesses responsible for gross economic, environmental and human rights abuses across the[…]

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Landmark Danish NCP conclusion on menswear chain owner – but what now?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

This week the Danish National Contact Point for the OECD guidelines on multinational enterprises cast a damning light on Scandinavian company PWT Group for its failure to adequately assess dangers linked to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 24 April 2013, killing 1,138 people and injuring more than 2,000[…]

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Open-access registry for the Modern Slavery Act critical & urgent, say key stakeholders

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations operating in the UK with an annual turnover above £36m to produce a statement setting out the steps they are taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

A number of key stakeholders that were influential in securing the[…]

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Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry into human rights and business

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has announced an inquiry into human rights and business. The inquiry will take into consideration progress made by the Government on implementing the UNGPs through its National Action Plan published in 2013 and updated in May 2016.

The inquiry will consider in particular what steps the Government takes[…]

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UK publishes updated Business and Human Rights Action Plan

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The UK’s updated BHR action plan was published on 12 May, following a written ministerial statement in Parliament.

Visible, high-level political endorsement sends a powerful signal to business so it’s a pity that there’s no Ministerial Foreword included in the update, but despite this the plan clearly reasserts the UNGPs and the[…]

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Letter to Honduran Ambassador in the UK regarding Berta Cáceres

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

In a letter to the Honduran Ambassador in the UK, NGOs and individuals committed to social justice and human rights have condemned in the strongest possible terms the murder of Berta Cáceres, the inspiring and internationally-renowned social activist who spent her life fighting for and defending indigenous peoples’ rights to their[…]

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