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But now for the Negative Nancy part: the #Vedanta ruling is quite narrow and case-specific, and more importantly, the access to justice issues it highlights are only relevant if claimants pass the 'good, arguable case' test.
The SC did not intervene in the factual assessment of the High Court and the Court of Appeal that there was a legitimate case to be tried against Vedanta, and assumed that there was.
That was different in Okpabi v. Shell and AAA v. Unilever, where the courts did not find an arguable case, as the claimants could not demonstrate sufficiently that the parent companies were under a duty of care.
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1/? THREAD: What can the world learn from Brazil’s struggle to #endslavery?

This week I’m visiting Brazil to consider that question.

Combining mobile inspection teams, social action & big data, Brazil’s efforts are amongst the most sophisticated in the world.
2/ >50000 modern slaves have been rescued by the Brazilian state since 1995.
On behalf of @UNUCPR @Delta87org & @FinComSlavery I'll meet with @undpbrazil @ilo @MPT_PGT @reporterb @experian & more, focusing on policy in agriculture & finance.

Learn more about slavery in Brazil & government efforts here: delta87.org/dashboards/bra…

Follow along - & send ?s!
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China's positions on the 346 recommendations it received during last year's #ChinaUPR: 284 accepted and 62 not accepted "because they are inconsistent with China’s national conditions, contradictory with Chinese laws, politically biased or untruthful." lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/D…
China rejected the US's recommendation to stop interfering in the selection and education of religious leaders such as Tibetan lamas, saying the "reincarnation of Living Buddhas should be consistent with religious rituals, historical conventions and China’s laws and regulations."
#China refused to release and stop persecuting human rights defenders, saying "China is a country under the rule of law, and all its citizens are equal in front of law" and such requests are "an interference in China’s judicial sovereignty." #ChinaUPR
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💝 Happy Valentine's Day, @CalPERS! ❤️

My prezzie to you: a response to your argument that divesting from for-profit prison company CoreCivic is a threat to your bottom line (part 1) 👇🏻👇🏻 *screenshot from BuySellSignal's CoreCivic report Dec. 31, 2018 #ESG #SRI #bizhumanrights
💝 Let's play a game of "would you rather," @CalPERS

1. Would u rather have your💰invested in a co. whose share price has ⬇️ by nearly 50% over the past 4 years? 📉

ORRRRR

2. Would u rather have your 💰 invested in a co. that performed abt as well as the S&P 500 ⬆️ by 20% 📈
While I - and your members - eagerly await your reply, @CalPERS, let's get moving with the second part of my 💝 Valentine's Day prezzie🎁: the GEO Group sequel. *screenshot from BuySellSignal's GEO Group report December 31, 2018 👇🏻👇🏻
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Bangladeshi garment workers - making our clothes - went on strike this month, calling for a higher minimum wage

Police fired back, with rubber bullets and tear gas

1 worker killed, 50 injured

Factory managers have dismissed 5000 workers

aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/5… #bizhumanrights
The Government of Bangladesh tries to boost exports by keeping labour costs low.

Labour repression is thus fundamental to their comparative advantage.

Global brands incentivise these abuses by turning a blind eye, continuing to source from Bangladesh, while squeezing prices.
Over the past ten years, garment workers have only secured wage hikes by mobilising collectively: militant protests, disrupting production, forcing manufacturers and government to pay attention.

But they are always met with violence: to deter future activism, & keep costs low.
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