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8 December 2019
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Author: Colombia Informa

“Policía detiene buses con campesinos que se dirigen al Paro Nacional” – 5 de diciembre de 2019...

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6 December 2019

Bahrain: Retailer Jawad faces legal case over salary non-payment to hundreds of employees

Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain)

"Decision pending in pay row case, 80 employees claim they have not been paid for nine months," 30 Nov 2019...

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27 November 2019
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La protesta nacional iniciada el jueves 21 de noviembre dio lugar a movilizaciones pacíficas en rechazo a un conjunto de medidas que incluyen una nueva reforma fiscal, privatización de 16 empresas públicas, reformas en las pensiones y demanda por...

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27 November 2019

India: 34,000 migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014; activists criticise lack of protections

Responding to a parliamentary question in November 2019, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedhan disclosed that a total of 33,988 Indian migrant workers have died in the Gulf since 2014. The country with the highest number of deaths was...

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27 November 2019

Saudi Arabia: Musalli Gold withholds wages, passports and food from 21 Indian workers

In October 2019, 21 goldsmiths employed by Musalli Gold in Saudi Arabia released a video on social media pleading with their government and activists to help them. The men had been stranded in the country for up to two years, faced wage delays for...

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26 November 2019

Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating...

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20 November 2019
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Apenas dos semanas después de someterse al Examen Periódico Universal, en la tercera reelección de Evo Morales y las denuncias de irregularidades registradas tras las elecciones presidenciales, se desataron protestas sociales por la llegada al poder de...

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20 November 2019

Bahrain: Proposed sponsorship reforms would allow employers "to more easily exploit migrant workers"

Author: Migrant-Rights

"Bahrain: Bill to restrict sponsorship transfer based on faulty information," 12 Nov 2019...

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18 November 2019

Human rights concerns in Qatar and the UAE behind decision to exclude G4S from Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund ; includes response from G4S

The Council of Ethics of Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) recommended divesting from the UK-headquartered security company G4S, “due to an unacceptable risk that the company is contributing to systematic human rights violations” against...

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18 November 2019
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Author: Drbyos, Nouvelles du Monde

« Le fonds souverain norvégien place G4S sur la liste des risques liés aux droits humains », 14 novembre 2019...

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