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Norway sovereign wealth fund excludes firms it says may contribute to rights’ violations

Dec 15 (Reuters) – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund on Thursday said its executive board had decided to exclude from its portfolio two firms and a subsidiary that it said held “unacceptable risk” of human rights’ violations. Israeli security and analytics software provider Cognyte Software Ltd (CGNT.O) was excluded “due to unacceptable risk that the company … Read more

US Slaps Sanctions Against Indian Nat’l for Human Rights Abuses & Violations on Behalf of North Korea

The US has slapped sanctions on two individuals, including an Indian national, and seven entities for providing material support to, acting on behalf of, or being owned by North Korea’s government-run animation studio, which utilised its workers to provide low-cost labour. The US took this action on Friday on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption … Read more

Food firms in Florida, New Jersey and Texas warned over import violations

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company … Read more

U.S. Steel hit with $458K fine for air pollution violations

U.S. Steel must pay over $458,000 in penalty fines after the company violated air pollution control regulations, according to the Allegheny County Health Department. The violations occurred at Clairton Coke Works early this year, the health department said. Per a 2019 agreement between U.S. Steel and the health department, 90% of the penalties will go … Read more

Kuwait questions double standards – World blind to Israeli occupation criminal violations – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Messenger This post has been read 1921 times! NEW YORK, Dec 1: The State of Kuwait has questioned the international community for “allowing the Israeli occupation carry out systematic criminal violations without being held accountable or punished as if it is above the law.” “For how long will UN member countries … Read more

Twitter bans 44K accounts in India in Sept-Oct period over policy violations

Twitter banned 44,611 accounts promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity in India between September 26 and October 25, as Elon Musk took over. In the earlier period between August 26 and September 25, the company had banned 52,141 such bad accounts in India. The micro-blogging platform, going through a churning under Musk, also took … Read more

Rivian safety violations ignored by EV maker, say U.S. factory workers

At least a dozen employees at Rivian Automotive Inc. have accused the electric-vehicle maker of safety violations at its Illinois plant, according to complaints filed with federal regulators.  The complaints allege the company ignored known hazards and deprioritized safety resources, leaving some workers to share respirators needed during the manufacturing process. They also detail a … Read more

EU Parliament slams Qatari minister for workers’ rights violations – EURACTIV.com

Just days before the kick-off of the Qatar World Cup, the small Gulf state’s Labour Minister Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri was criticised on Monday (14 November) at the EU Parliament’s human rights committee for the violations of workers’ rights during event preparations. Some 90% of workers in the country are migrants and are widely reported … Read more

Iran: EU adopts additional sanctions against perpetrators of serious human rights violations

The Council today added 29 individuals and three entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures in the context of the existing Iran human rights sanctions regime. This is in view of their role in the death of Mahsa Amini and the violent response to the recent demonstrations in Iran. The … Read more

Anchorage vehicle repair shop owners plead guilty to Clean Air Act violations

Nov. 12—The owners of an Anchorage repair shop this week entered guilty pleas to federal charges they illegally tampered with federally mandated equipment and removed air pollution control equipment on dozens of vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act. Zachary John Czubak, Patrick Thomas Fleming and Michael Wayne Hanzuk, co-owners of Arm Rippin Toys … Read more