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17 May 2019

Colombia: Mining company Cerrejón publicly condemns threats against environmental defenders and union members

Author: Cerrejón (Colombia)

“Cerrejón condemns threats against fuerza de mujeres wayuu leaders and sintracarbón’s igor diaz and requests prompt investigations from authorities”, 16th May 2019...

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17 May 2019

Saudi Arabia’s repression shouldn’t be rewarded with a World Cup

Author: Minky Worden (HRW), Washington Post

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16 May 2019
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Tras reiteradas amenazas de muerte, hostigamientos y persecución contra líderes de organizaciones de mujeres, sindicatos y grupos sociales que trabajan por los derechos humanos de la población en los departamentos de La Guajira y el Cesar, lugares...

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14 May 2019
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Informes preparados por la Defensoría del Pueblo y la Asociación de Trabajadores Bananeros, Agrícolas y Campesinos (ASTAC) del Ecuador, señalan presuntos abusos laborales y violaciones a la libertad de asociación sindical por empresas exportadoras de...

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14 May 2019

Ecuador: Natl. Human Rights Institution and trade unions accuse banana plantations of labour abuses including blocking freedom of association

Reports by the Natl. Ombudsman and ASTAC, a banana trade union association in Ecuador alleged labour abuses and obstacles to freedom of association by banana export companies in Ecuador, including a lawsuit against Jorge Acosta, ASTAC president.  The...

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14 May 2019
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Author: Debate (México)

“Sobreseimiento definitivo para el periodista Jairo López en juicio impulsado por Empresa Energía Honduras”, 13 de mayo de 2019...

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13 May 2019

Liberia: Govt. agency allegedly compels trade union to rescind invitation to human rights defender to speak at International Labour Day celebration

Author: Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, Front Page Africa (Liberia)

‘Tough-Talking Atty. Kofi Woods Blocked from Speaking on Int’l Labor Day’ 1 May 2019...

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7 May 2019
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6 May 2019

So. Africa: Labour department threatens to deregister giant mining union as '"it is no longer a genuine trade union"

Author: Alexander Winning and Tanisha Heiberg; Reuters

‘South Africa intends to de-register militant mining union AMCU’ 24 April 2019...

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6 May 2019

So. Africa: Tendele Coal Mining threatens to sue environmental activists for defamation over Facebook posts

Author: Daily Maverick, (South Africa)

So. Africa: Mining company threatens to sue environmental activists for defamation over Facebook posts...

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