We cannot allow Liam Fox’s post-Brexit trade plans to go unscrutinised | Caroline Lucas

Deals containing clauses that threaten human rights are being debated in parliament – they must be defeatedThe government cancelled parliament’s recess at short notice so as not to give the impression MPs were on holiday a matter of weeks before we fac…

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Will Chinese company’s stake in Reddit normalise censorship? | Emily Bell

Rights activists have justifiable concerns about investment in western media companiesIn 2016 the human rights organisation Amnesty International released a report ranking social media companies according to their performance on privacy and freedom of …

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Robot era shouldn’t mean end to workers’ rights, says UN agency

ILO calls for living wage and union bargaining as automation threatens jobsWorld leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labour guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adequate livin…

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Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights ‘dirty list’

Forty-nine companies accused of human rights and environmental abusesFacebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental…

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Samsung should try imagining a world where big firms respect workers

Two years after migrants working for global electronics firms in Malaysia complained of labour abuses, change seems slowThink of your favourite gadgets and appliances, and it’s likely some of them started life in a rundown, mosquito-infested dormitory …

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Russian ‘dirty money’ is damaging UK security, MPs say

Government must stop money laundering by ‘kleptocrats and rights abusers’, which is helping Putin subvert international rulesA powerful committee of MPs has warned that the government is putting national security at risk by allowing “kleptocrats and hu…

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