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UK Modern Slavery Act: First 75 company reports

There has been a welcome flurry of early compliance reports from companies in anticipation of the first reporting deadline under the UK Modern Slavery Act. However, according to corporate accountability groups the CORE Coalition and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, the majority of these early company statements on modern slavery in supply chains appear...

CORE and Leigh Day welcome jail sentence for first modern slavery offences, but still no prosecution in case of ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’?

A corporate accountability group has welcomed news that for the first time, a British businessman has been prosecuted and sentenced for human trafficking offences, but questions why there has been no prosecution in a similar case involving a company described as the ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’. Download the report »

Modern slavery: government must ensure that new measures shine a light into company supply chain practices

CORE welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that companies with a turnover of more than £36 million will be required to report on slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains from October. Companies should be guided to report on what they are doing to address the risks of slavery in their supply...

Euro companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, weeks before new legislation will be discussed in Parliament. Read the press release >>

UK government must legislate to tackle corporate human rights abuse abroad

Opportunities this autumn for action to address slavery in supply chains and the trade in conflict minerals – The UK government must stop relying on voluntary measures to prevent UK businesses harming people and the environment overseas, a network of leading human rights, development and environmental NGOs said today.

FOI request reveals UK government backed Shell and Rio Tinto in human rights court cases after companies lobbied for support

Documents released to CORE reveal how the oil giant Shell and mining multinational Rio Tinto successfully lobbied for UK government backing against human rights court cases in the U.S., at the same time as the UK was preparing its Business and Human Rights Action Plan. Read the press release >>