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A joint letter calling for urgent action for Leicester garment workers

NGOs and trade unions call for urgent action for Leicester garment workers and recommend a Leicester Garment Cross Government Task Force.

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

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.

CORE 2018 Annual Partner Meeting at The Foundry

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 what other organisations are doing...

Letter to Thai Prime Minister re Criminal Defamation of Migrant Workers

CORE is among a coalition of 87 civil society groups, worker organisations, businesses and European Parliamentarians which have sent an open letter sent to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha regarding criminal defamation charges brought against Myanmar workers.

Professional Sports Union Tackles Human Rights Abuses

In an effort to curb sports-linked abuses, the 85,000 player affiliated union World Players Association has released a human rights policy aimed at protecting those in the sporting profession. This comes two months after FIFA published its own policy on human rights standards and marks a growing awareness of the varying threats posed to players’ welfare.

Leading organisations come together to advance global labour rights

Leading NGO and trade union representatives from UK organisations including Oxfam, the Trade Union Congress, Cafod, Homeworkers Worldwide and Fairtrade Foundation came together at UNISON’s head office this month to advance work on labour rights in global supply chains.

Labour Party Manifesto 2017: key positions on corporate accountability

Labour’s 2017 manifesto advances many of the party’s 2015 manifesto pledges. These include: introducing a Living Wage; working with companies to build sustainable supply chains; reforming the UK takeover regime; addressing shareholder short-termism; and targeting tax avoidance. Some new proposals include: collaborating with businesses to ensure they comply with Modern Slavery legislation and report on...