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10 January 2020

Nepal: Supreme Court orders action on unexplained, high numbers of migrant worker deaths

Thousands of workers leave Nepal every year to work overseas, many of them to the Gulf countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE - to work in manual labour jobs, particularly in construction. Working conditions have been criticised...

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7 January 2020

Nepal: Over 5% of Nepal's population are highly vulnerable to human trafficking, national rights body says

Author: Nepal 24 Hours

"1.5 Million Nepalese Vulnerable To Human Trafficking, Says Nepal’s National Rights Body", 8 January 2020...

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28 December 2019

Nepal: Sugarcane farmers march to capital, hold protests demanding payment of their dues

Author: Krishana Prasain, The Kathmandu Post

"Sugarcane farmers march to Kathmandu as their dues keep on piling", 29 December 2019...

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18 December 2019

Chinese companies could unleash huge potentials to promote gender equality through responsible business practices

Author: Huang Zhong, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2019, a colleague and I conducted a two-week field study in Nepal to examine the social dimension of risks and opportunities linked to sustainable Chinese overseas investment… the research reveals that in spite of progress made in the legal...

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18 December 2019
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Author: 黄钟,企业责任资源中心

今年4月,我与一名同事前往尼泊尔进行了为期两周的实地调研,考察与可持续中国海外投资相关的社会风险和机遇… 我们的研究揭示尽管尼泊尔的国内法律和政策框架在性别平等议题上有所进步,植根于父权制度和社会规范的基于性别的歧视仍然根深蒂固,尼泊尔政府在保护妇女和女童免受多重和交叉的歧视方面作为仍有限,其也未能充分承认弱势妇女群体,如土著妇女的权利。...

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9 December 2019

Paradise International did not respond to Telegraph article of November 2019

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13 November 2019

Nepal: Group of 25 countries attend international meet in Kathmandu to discuss protection of migrant workers

Author: Shirish B Pradhan, Outlook India

 "Int'l conference in Nepal discusses protecting rights of migrant workers", 14 November 2019...

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4 November 2019

Nepal: Four workers trapped in hydropower tunnel found dead

Author: Special Correspondent, WION

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21 October 2019

South Asia: Workers continue to be bribed by recruitment companies for Gulf jobs with promising pay

Author: Nikhil Eapen, The Wire

"$15 Billion: What South Asian Workers Have Paid in Bribes for Gulf Jobs" 21 October 2019...

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16 October 2019

Qatar: Unexplained death of World Cup stadium worker one of hundreds dismissed as "natural" by authorities; FIFA responded

On 23 June Rupchandra Rumba, a Nepali labourer working on a football stadium for the World Cup 2022, died during his sleep. His death was attributed to "acute cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause[s]”; one of many such deaths recorded as ...

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