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19 September 2019

Bangladesh: Garment workers stage demonstrations at three separate factories demanding arrears

Author: The Daily Star

"RMG workers take to streets for arrears", 16 September 2019...

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19 September 2019

UN Human Rights Office documents growing reprisals against civil society for cooperating with United Nations

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Human rights: Reported reprisals on the rise, says UN", 19 Sep 2019...

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16 September 2019

CEOs of 145 of America's biggest companies send letter to senators urging gun legislation

Author: Frank Thorp V & Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

A group of 145 CEOs from some of the largest companies in America have sent a letter to senators demanding they pass stronger gun control laws, calling firearm violence "a public health crisis that demands urgent action." The letter, signed by the...

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16 September 2019

Gun companies are not exempt from responsibility to respect human rights, investors say

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights announced that they are calling on fellow shareholders in gun maker American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) to support a proposal requesting the...

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16 September 2019

HSBC chairman Mark Tucker condemns violent protests in Hong Kong

Author: Amanda Lee, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

… Speaking publicly for the first time about the summer of unrest, HSBC chairman Mark Tucker said Hong Kong thrived because of its stability, resilience and rule of law....

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13 September 2019
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Author: Lu Sudré, Brasil de Fato (Brazil)

“Tortura virou regra em prisões do Ceará, relatam organizações”, 13 de setembro de 2019...

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12 September 2019

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong

Author: Owen Churchill, South China Morning Post

US congressional representatives announced legislation… calling for a ban on sales of riot control equipment to Hong Kong law enforcement services…...

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11 September 2019
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Uma ex-funcionária terceirizada da rede de supermercados Ricoy presenciou pelo menos dois casos de tortura em lojas diferentes da rede de supermercados Ricoy em 2011. Ela alegou ter ouvido de outros funcionários histórias similares das mesmas sessões ...

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11 September 2019
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Author: Ciro Barros, Agência Pública (Brazil)

“‘Eu sei que vou morrer. Só não quero que matem meu filho’, diz liderança no Pará”, 03 de setembro de 2019...

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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights gendered human rights impacts of private military and security companies

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination", 29 July 2019...

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