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5 Aug 2020

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    Weekly Update 12 June | USA: Chiquita liable for deaths of Colombian terror victims

    12 Jun 2024

    Israel/OPT: Former Meta engineer sues company over alleged wrongful termination & bias in handling Palestinian posts | Intl: Workers face severe health risks ahead of ‘hottest summer on record’ | Namibia: Mineworkers Union says Xinfeng & Rössing Uranium mines are responsible for the deaths of 2 mineworkers | Brazil: Vale is included in the ‘dirty list’ of slave labour following 2015 case | S. Korea: Labour union criticises shipyards for lack of safety measures amid rising fatalities | Austria: Microsoft accused of tracking children & breaching EU privacy regulation with education software | Saudi Arabia: Global union files ILO forced labour complaint ahead of 2034 FIFA World Cup bid amid 'epidemic' of migrant worker abuse | and much more...

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    Weekly Update 5 June | UAE: 100 seafarers ‘abused & neglected’ by Middle East Marine

    5 Jun 2024

    UAE: Dubai-based Middle East Marine 'systematically abused & neglected' over 100 seafarers, says Intl. Transport Workers' Federation | France: Govt. bans Israeli arms companies from major weapons show over bombardment of Rafah | Intl: Meta shareholders call for assessments & public disclosure on human rights impacts of content moderation | Liberia: SOAR Mining allegedly engaged in illegal mining & failing to provide promised benefits to local communities | Brazil: Workers at health insurance giant Hapvida NotreDame Intermédica Group workers stage protests over harassment & overwork | S. Korea: Authorities request removal of products by Shein from sale after high levels of toxic chemicals detected | Europe: Central Asian migrant workers experience rights violations, incl. extortionate recruitment fees & no severance pay | Türkiye: Court annuls Kale Mining expansion permit in Latmos Mountains over environmental concerns | and much more…

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    Who Pays For The Crisis? | Newsletter

    31 May 2024

    Understanding the impact of purchasing practices | Feature focus: the Bangladesh wage crisis | Acute minimum wage crisis in Bangladesh | The role of purchasing practices | Government response and aftermath | Brand responses and purchasing practices | Latest trends (May 2024 update) | In-depth allegation tracker | and more...

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    Weekly Update 29 May | EU: Transformative due diligence law finally & formally adopted

    29 May 2024

    Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territory: CSOs file criminal complaint in the Netherlands against Booking.com for allegedly profiting from illegal Israeli settlement listings | S. Africa: Security clash with protestors after death of man locked in Shoprite cold room triggers demonstrations | Brazil: Investigation concludes major companies bought carbon credits from suspected illegal timber laundering scheme | Indonesia: Delong Nickel accused of restricting workers' freedom through 'systematic wage withholding', arbitrary fines & sexual harassment | UK: Leading supermarkets asked to meet costs of implementing the Employer Pays Principle across supply chains | Egypt: Luxury perfume supply chains linked to child labour | and much more…

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    Weekly Update 22 May | Russia: JCB continued supplying country months after Ukraine invasion

    22 May 2024

    Israel/ OPT: Indian munitions companies continue to ship products to Israel amid war on Gaza | US: 26 textile firms added to US forced labour list due to alleged link with labour camps in Xinjiang | DRC: US Development Finance Institution employee allegedly fired for raising human rights concerns over Lobito Corridor infrastructure project | Brazil: Thousands affected by historic floods, incl. lost lives, homes & livelihoods | Cambodia: Land rights CSO's report reveals communities' concerns over forced eviction & lack of access to land titles | EU: CSO report warns of social & environmental risks of transition minerals trade policies | and much more…

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    Weekly Update 15 May | India: Meta hosting ads disseminating election misinformation

    15 May 2024

    Israel/OPT: CSO reveals YouTube's policies restricted Palestinian content & permitted ads fuelling incitement against Palestinians amid Israel's war on Gaza | Austria: Criminal complaint accuses oil giant OMV AG executives of complicity in Sudan war crimes | Zimbabwe: Displaced families say compensation agreements remain unfulfilled as global giant continues to exploit lithium | USA: Case against Ornua on 'forever chemicals' in Kerrygold packaging can proceed, judge rules | China: Workers employed by Shein suppliers reportedly face poor working conditions 3 years after investigation | UK: Thousands of migrant care workers told to leave after employers lose their sponsorship licenses | Bahrain: Govt. blames exploited migrant fishers for declining stocks, while employers avoid accountability | and much more…

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    Weekly Update 8 May | USA: Chiquita faces trial for Colombian paramilitary financing

    8 May 2024

    Egypt: Organi Group's Hala Tourism reportedly 'extorting' millions out of Palestinians fleeing Gaza | Sierra Leone: Carbon offset project allegedly violates land laws & fails to gain free, prior & informed consent | USA: Johnson & Johnson proposes USD6.5b settlement to resolve talc cancer lawsuits | Malaysia: FGV workers 'stranded' for 5 years as passports withheld amid delayed foreign worker fee payments | UK: High Court declares government's Climate Action Plan unlawful | Saudi Arabia: CSO calls Amazon to halt expansion of cloud infrastructure over human rights concerns | and much more…

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    Weekly Update 1 May | May Day: S. Korean unions & migrant workers lead protests in Seoul, among a number of global actions to mark Intl Labour Day

    1 May 2024

    Russia: Western banks paid approx USD855m in taxes to Russia in 2023 despite promises to minimise presence in country | Brazil: BHP, Samarco & Vale propose USD25b settlement for 2015 Mariana dam disaster reparations | DRC: Govt. accuses Apple of using illegally exploited ‘conflict minerals’ | Peru: Communities affected by oil spill say they have not been compensated by PetroTal and Grupo Henry | Pakistan: Despite court order, healthcare company Pharmatec terminates 22 union members | Germany: CSOs file OECD complaint against Bayer over human rights & environmental concerns linked to agricultural practices in South America | Saudi Arabia: Cambodian government rescues 78 migrant workers following allegations of forced work & inadequate food | and much more…

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    Weekly Update 24 April | EU Parliament approves landmark due diligence law

    24 Apr 2024

    Israel/OPT: Israel’s Lavender AI system allegedly targeting Palestinians via WhatsApp | Bangladesh: Workers mark 11 years since Rana Plaza collapse & call for 12 demands to be met incl. right to unionise | Tanzania: World Bank suspends USD50m financing of tourism project over allegations of killings, rape & forced evictions | Peru: PepsiCo’s suppliers allegedly source palm oil from deforested territory claimed by the Shipibo-Konibo people | S. Korea: Retailers remove imported seafood products after report uncovers N. Korean forced labour in Chinese seafood plants | UK: Users file lawsuit against Grindr for allegedly sharing their sensitive data with advertisers | Iraq: Father launches legal action against BP over son's death

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    Weekly Update 17 April | Brazil: H&M & Zara supply chains linked to Cerrado deforestation

    17 Apr 2024

    Arms companies targeted by protestors for allegedly exporting weapon components used by IDF in Gaza | Apple alerts iPhone users in 92 nations over spyware attacks | Kenya: Community files case against China City Construction Company over alleged socio-environmental impacts from quarrying activities | USA: Federal witness in investigation into poor working conditions for undocumented workers at Peco Foods facing deportation | Philippines: Land rights defenders injured in conflict with Clarkhills Properties | UK: CSO uncovers exploitative recruitment of migrant farmworkers, including high fee-charging & false promises through social media

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