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13 December 2019

New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders

Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...

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12 December 2019

Australia's civil space has "narrowed" due to government surveillance, prosecution of whistleblowers, & raids on media

Author: Ben Doherty, The Guardian

"Australia's civil rights rating downgraded as report finds world becoming less free", 7 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

Cambodia: Govt. officials and labour groups and NGOs leaders offer different perspectives and assessments on human rights on the International Human Rights Day

Author: Mesa Sun, Khmer Times

"Stark contrast in Human Rights Day events", 11 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

Thailand: Following suspension of US trade benefits, rights groups urge legal reforms to ensure full enjoyment of worker freedoms

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Be Slavery Free, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and others

"Statement on U.S. Government Decision to Suspend Thailand’s Trade Preferences Due to Worker Rights Issues"...

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11 December 2019

USA: Protect the Protest launches series of stories about people targeted by SLAPPs for speaking out against injustice

Protect the Protest is a task force comprised of lawyers, journalists, communications professionals, and activists working collectively to protect the free speech of public interest advocates in the United States and stop the use of strategic lawsuits...

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10 December 2019

CIVICUS Monitor shows twice as many people live in repressed countries compared to last year & calls on companies to uphold freedoms

Author: CIVICUS

"People power under attack", 4 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019

Ethiopia: UN expert on freedom of expression urges officials to stop shutting down internet

Author: Associated Press, VOA News

"UN Expert Urges Ethiopia to Stop Shutting Down Internet", 09 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019

Global Expression report shows three of every four people are experiencing deterioration in freedom of expression

Author: Article 19 & V-Dem

"Global Expression Report", 02 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019

On Int'l Human Rights Day, Filipino business leaders are called to speak up for human rights

Author: Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Global Witness Advisory Board, in Business World

"Business and human rights", 08 Dec 2019...

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9 December 2019
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Author: 11.11.11, CNCD-11.11.11, FIAN Belgium, SOS Faim Belgique et SOS Faim Luxembourg

« Des ONG de solidarité Nord-Sud et de défense des droits humains dénoncent les nouvelles poursuites-bâillons du groupe agro-industriel SOCFIN », 5 décembre 2019...

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