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Switzerland’s Crucial Vote on Corporate Accountability

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Click to expand Image A gold trading shop in Santa Milagrose, Jose Panganiban, Philippines  © 2014 Mark Z. Saludes for Human Rights Watch On November 29, Swiss citizens will decide whether Swiss companies should be required to introduce human rights and environmental safeguards to their global business practices. Voting in favor of the proposal brought by the Responsible Business Initiative could help improve the lives of many workers and communities around the world. Swiss businesses often source commodities from far-flung countries, heightening the risk they could be contributing to…

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