BHRRC Main Feed /en/latest-news/The main, filterable feed for the latest news from Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.enFri, 04 Dec 2020 16:34:55 +0000U.S. Congress close to ending anonymous companies abused by criminals & corrupt actors /en/latest-news/us-congress-close-to-ending-anonymous-companies-abused-by-criminals-corrupt-actors/Financial Accountability & Corporate Transparency (FACT) CoalitionFri, 04 Dec 2020 16:34:55 +0000/en/latest-news/us-congress-close-to-ending-anonymous-companies-abused-by-criminals-corrupt-actors/US poised to overhaul the country’s anti-money laundering legislation /en/latest-news/us-poised-to-overhaul-the-countrys-anti-money-laundering-legislation/Hamish Boland-Rudder- International Consortium of Investigative JournalistsFri, 04 Dec 2020 16:15:09 +0000/en/latest-news/us-poised-to-overhaul-the-countrys-anti-money-laundering-legislation/USA: Congress close to passing legislation that ends fully anonymous shell companies /en/latest-news/usa-congress-close-to-passing-legislation-that-ends-fully-anonymous-shell-companies/Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:08:33 +0000/en/latest-news/usa-congress-close-to-passing-legislation-that-ends-fully-anonymous-shell-companies/N Brown Group's response to COVID-19 questionnaire /en/latest-news/n-brown-groups-response-to-covid-19-questionnaire/Fri, 04 Dec 2020 14:38:02 +0000/en/latest-news/n-brown-groups-response-to-covid-19-questionnaire/Brazil: Global Witness report on beef traders uncovers links to deforestation, flawed audits & complicity of banks & companies /en/latest-news/brazil-global-witness-report-on-beef-traders-shows-deforestation-links-flawed-audits-complicity-of-banks-companies/This investigation reveals a chain of actors from cattle ranchers through to multinational beef traders, international financiers, supermarkets and fast-food chains, and the governments that regulate them, are either destroying rainforests or are complicit in the destruction of the Amazon, with flawed audits undertaken by US and European auditors.Global WitnessFri, 04 Dec 2020 14:28:35 +0000/en/latest-news/brazil-global-witness-report-on-beef-traders-shows-deforestation-links-flawed-audits-complicity-of-banks-companies/UAE: HR & recruitment consultancy Innovations repays all employees who took salary cuts due to COVID-19 /en/latest-news/uae-hr-recruitment-consultancy-innovations-repays-all-employees-who-took-salary-cuts-due-to-covid-19/Gulf NewsFri, 04 Dec 2020 14:04:49 +0000/en/latest-news/uae-hr-recruitment-consultancy-innovations-repays-all-employees-who-took-salary-cuts-due-to-covid-19/Paper analyses concept of "safe harbour" & how it interacts with concept of mandatory due diligence /en/latest-news/paper-analyses-concept-of-safe-harbour-how-it-interacts-with-concept-of-mandatory-due-diligence/Recent developments across Europe on national as well as European level propose the introduction of corporate liability for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (“mHREDD”) regulations. As part of these discussions, the concept of a “safe harbour” against liability has surfaced in various contexts. There is accordingly a need to consider what is meant by a “safe harbour” in this context, and how this concept interacts with the concept of mHREDD.Lise Smit & Claire Bright- Cedis Working Papers- VariaFri, 04 Dec 2020 13:23:14 +0000/en/latest-news/paper-analyses-concept-of-safe-harbour-how-it-interacts-with-concept-of-mandatory-due-diligence/Nepal: Govt. suspends Kathmandu recruiters for allegedly conducting interviews for unverified jobs in Qatar /en/latest-news/nepal-govt-suspends-kathmandu-recruiters-after-they-allegedly-conducted-interviews-for-unverified-jobs-in-qatar/Chandan Kumar Mandal- Kathmandu PostFri, 04 Dec 2020 10:42:36 +0000/en/latest-news/nepal-govt-suspends-kathmandu-recruiters-after-they-allegedly-conducted-interviews-for-unverified-jobs-in-qatar/Oman: Grace period for employers to alter migrant workers' status, incl. modifying wages & transfer between employers /en/latest-news/oman-grace-period-for-employers-to-alter-migrant-workers-status-incl-modifying-wages-transfer-between-employers/Khitam Al Amir- Gulf NewsFri, 04 Dec 2020 10:31:47 +0000/en/latest-news/oman-grace-period-for-employers-to-alter-migrant-workers-status-incl-modifying-wages-transfer-between-employers/Saudi Arabia: Final wage protection system rolled out to cover all private sector workers /en/latest-news/saudi-arabia-final-wage-protection-system-rolled-out-to-cover-all-private-sector-workers/Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:01:48 +0000/en/latest-news/saudi-arabia-final-wage-protection-system-rolled-out-to-cover-all-private-sector-workers/Gold mine caught in Armenia-Azerbaijan border dispute, employees allegedly flee as soldiers occupy town /en/latest-news/gold-mine-caught-in-armenia-azerbaijan-border-dispute-employees-flee-as-soldiers-occupy-town/Azerbaijani soldiers entered the mine and demanded that employees and citizens vacate the territory. Armenia's prime minister and minister of defense deny the reports.JAM News (Georgia)Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:48:35 +0000/en/latest-news/gold-mine-caught-in-armenia-azerbaijan-border-dispute-employees-flee-as-soldiers-occupy-town/Russia: Indigenous peoples at risk from climate change, business expansion in the Arctic /en/latest-news/russia-indigenous-peoples-at-risk-from-climate-change-business-expansion-in-the-arctic/As climate change warms the Arctic, businesses are increasingly able to access its natural resources. Indigenous peoples are competing with companies for water and land, and are vulnerable to industry-related environmental disaster.Michael Scollon;Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Czechia)Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:42:06 +0000/en/latest-news/russia-indigenous-peoples-at-risk-from-climate-change-business-expansion-in-the-arctic/