16 December 2009
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MPs have condemned a lack of regulation that allows British companies to continue with rights violations around the world
The Labour government's social justice credentials have taken another body blow with a report from the parliamentary joint committee on human rights. The report presents the findings from the committee's inquiry into the human rights obligations of the private sector, and will make awkward reading for the government and for many corporations based in the UK.
John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for the Guardian's Comment is Free blog
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