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22 January 2019

Canada: Human rights groups concerned about powers for long-delayed Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

Author: Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times

"Human rights groups concerned about powers for long-delayed mining, textile ombudsman," 21 Jan 2019. Subscription only....

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20 January 2019

So.Africa: Study shows mining communities do not always benefit from mining activities

Author: Sibongile Mashaba, The Star, South Africa...

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18 January 2019

Gillette addresses toxic masculinity & gender-based violence in new advertisement

Author: Alexandra Topping, Kate Lyons & Matthew Weaver, The Guardian

"Gillette #MeToo razors ad on 'toxic masculinity' gets praise - and abuse," 15 Jan 2019...

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15 January 2019

Women human rights defenders opposing cos. face threats, harassment & sexual violence online & offline, research shows

Author: Bérengère Sim, openDemocracy 50.50

"Twitter threats, abuse, murder: what women face defending the environment", 10 Jan 2019...

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13 January 2019

UN special rapporteur calls on businesses to respect women human rights defenders

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

"Situation of women human rights defenders: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders", 10 Jan 2019 [T]he present report is based on numerous discussions that the Special Rapporteur has had with women human right...

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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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9 January 2019

India named among most dangerous countries for environmental journalists

Author: Kaamil Ahmed, Mongabay- India

"Journalists reporting on the environment faced increased dangers in 2018", 4 January 2019...

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8 January 2019

Front Line Defenders' new global analysis shows 77% of attacks connected to defense of land, environment & indigenous rights

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Global Analysis 2018", 07 Dec 2018...

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7 January 2019

UK court rejects African Minerals’ liability over accusation of complicity in violent repression of protests in Sierra Leone

In its 19 December 2018 decision, the High Court of Justice did not find Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd liable for the violent repression of protests in 2010 and 2012 in Sierra Leone. The case was brought before British courts because Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd...

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18 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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