The Human Rights and Business Event on March 28th addressed the growing trend toward enhancing corporate responsibility through mandatory human rights due diligence, in light of the recent adoption of the French corporate duty of vigilance law.
During the general shareholders meeting on Friday, Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun stated the company wants to hold off on restructuring the company into a holding company. Investors have been calling for such reform as the founding Lee family is trying to consolidate control over the company.
The screening of the documentary ‘Complicit’ at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, on March 17, was a big success with a huge and committed audience. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with high level experts in the field of labor rights and occupational health and safety.
On 17/3/2017, a Human Rights Defenders' delegation, representing 55 groups, went to Malaysian Human Rights Commission(SUHAKAM) to bring to the attention the issue of Freedom of Association, Union Busting and the Victimization/Discriminization Against Worker Leaders.
Multiple mass demonstrations, led by IndustriALL affiliates and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), were a key factor in the parliament’s decision to impeach President Park, which was upheld by judges on 10 March.