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Workers pay the price for rising shareholder profits

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

For the last few days, the members of the most exclusive club in the world, the G7, have been meeting by the seaside. Supposedly, top of the agenda was fighting inequality – but research concludes that the policies G7 members are pursuing are making it a whole lot worse, writes Alex Maitland of Oxfam.

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Mixed messages from Supreme Court on parent company liability

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

UK parent companies’ legal liability for human rights abuses and environmental damage overseas has been a high-profile topic throughout 2019. This week the UK Supreme Court gave its decisions on Nigerian and Kenyan communities’ requests to appeal in their claims against Shell and Unilever.

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Victory over Vedanta

Monday, July 8th, 2019

In a historic ruling, the UK Supreme Court has allowed 1,826 Zambian villagers to continue to pursue their case (Lungowe v. Vedanta) against UK-based mining giant Vedanta in the UK courts. This blog, by CORE’s Policy and Communications Officer, Louise Eldridge, explores the implications of the ruling. It was originally posted by Africa is a Country.

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Towards mandatory human rights due diligence in the UK

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Several political processes currently underway in the UK offer civil society space to push the Government on mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD), writes Marilyn Croser, CORE’s Director. This blog was originally published by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

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Government must act on supply chain abuses

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

CORE and 15 other NGOs, unions, investors and multi-stakeholder organisations have signed a statement asking the Government to take tough action to ensure companies make serious efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains.

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49 global CSOs call for justice for Nigerian villages devastated by Shell oil spill

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

CORE Coalition and 48 other civil society organisations from around the world are calling on the UK Supreme Court to allow two Nigerian fishing communities to appeal against a ruling that oil giant Shell cannot be held responsible for pipeline spills that devastated their land and livelihoods.

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EU election manifestos 2019: what do they say about corporate accountability?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

We examined the manifestos of UK political parties’ contesting the European elections, to be held in the UK on 23 May 2019. What do they say about the protection of human rights and the environment with regard to the global operations of UK companies?

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Why Brazil needs a new law on supply chain reporting and mandatory human rights due diligence

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Brazil is losing ground on eradicating modern slavery from its supply chains. Lessons learned from the implementation of the UK Modern Slavery Act could be the starting point for future legal developments in South America’s largest country, says Caio Borges from leading Brazilian NGO, Conectas Human Rights.

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What effect has supply chain legislation had on the prevalence of modern slavery in Brazil?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

In her blog, Caroline Emberson of the Rights Lab, University of Nottingham, describes findings from a research project investigating the supply chain effectiveness of modern slavery legislation.

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UK NGOs and unions call for new law to curb multinationals’ global abuses

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

CORE and more than 20 organisations are launching a call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linked to their global operations and supply chains.

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