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Rights Groups Request UK Supreme Court to Hear Case On Corporate Abuses

Monday, May 18th, 2020

RAID and CORE Coalition have officially lodged a letter with the UK Supreme Court requesting it to hear a case involving corporate human rights abuses by a British-based company, African Minerals Ltd, at its iron-ore mine in Sierra Leone. The letter was filed under Rule 15 of the Supreme Court Rules, which permits civil society groups to make submissions in the public interest to the Court.

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Hanging by a thread? COVID-19 and garment workers

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Seven years on from the Rana Plaza disaster in which 1,134 people tragically lost their lives, garment workers’ are still at risk.  As companies scramble to limit financial damage during the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of vulnerable people living in countries without a social safety net are bearing the brunt of the crisis.

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Clean hands, dirty supply chains?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the low pay and poor conditions of workers on precarious contracts around the world. Action is needed now and in future to better protect their rights.

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Mark Dearn appointed as CORE’s new Director

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Dearn as the new Director of CORE. Mark will be joining CORE on 4 May.

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CORE’s Annual Partner Meeting: Corporate Accountability in 2020 and Beyond

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

On the 25th of February 2020, over 70 people from law, academia, trade unions and NGOs assembled for CORE’s Annual Partner Meeting at The Foundry in London. Haylie Page summarises the day in this blog.

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Corporate governance reform: what prospects under the new Government?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

In their election manifesto, the Conservative Party stated its commitment to “strengthening the UK’s corporate governance regime.” We explore what’s happened to date and take a look at some recent proposals for corporate governance reform.

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Cobalt mining, child labour and corporate accountability

Friday, January 31st, 2020

In this blog, Joseph Maggs explores the landmark case filed against five tech giants in December 2019 – and the “accountability gap” that leads to companies getting away with child labour in their supply chains.

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The Future of the Corporation Programme and Business and Human Rights

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

In this blog, Dr, Dalia Palombo explains what the ‘Future of the Corporation’ Programme has in common with business and human rights, including mandatory human rights due diligence.

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Social enterprise versus anti-social enterprise?

Friday, December 6th, 2019

It is pretty clear that if we are to change society for the better and to tackle the climate emergency we need to challenge much more radically what it means to be a business, writes Lucy Findlay MBE, founding Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, the international social enterprise accreditation authority.

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UK General Election 2019: Corporate Accountability Commitments

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Political parties contesting the election UK General Election (to be held on 12 December 2019) recently released manifestos or priorities detailing their policy commitments. We examined what each had to say on holding businesses accountable for their impacts on human rights and the environment.

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