Torture & ill-treatment
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German prosecutor to investigate FinFisher for allegedly selling spyware used against journalists and activists in Turkey without license
Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
"German prosecutor opens criminal investigation into Finfisher for selling spyware to Turkey without license", 5 Sep 2019...
Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
[Die] Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF), [...] Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG), [das] European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) und [...] netzpolitik.org [...] haben am 5. Juli 2019 gegen mehrere Geschäftsführer der Unternehmen...
US appeals court rules military contractor can be sued over allegations of torture & war crimes in Abu Ghraib
Author: Josh Gerstein, Politico (USA)
"Appeals court clears way for trial in Abu Ghraib suit", 25 Aug 2019 A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a trial in a decade-old lawsuit accusing a military contractor of responsibility for torture of prisoners at the notorious, U.S.-...
Zimbabwe: Security guards of state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company set dogs and seriously injured several artisinal miners
Author: New Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
‘Many injured as guards set dogs on illegal diamond miners in Marange’ 18 August 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Natural Resources
- Related companies: Anjin (joint venture Anhui Foreign Economic Construction, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation & Govt. of Zimbabwe)
UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions & arms embargoes
This report by the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, for the first time, establishes in detail the degree to which Myanmar’s military has used its own businesses, foreign companies and arms deals to support brutal operati...
Australia: Staff petition Melbourne university to cut ties with Wilson Security due to human rights violations in Manus Island & Nauru
Author: Helen Davidson, The Guardian
"Staff petition Melbourne university to cut ties with Wilson Security - but contract ended two years ago", 21 June 2019...
- Related companies: Wilson Security
Zimbabwe: US jeweller blacklists Zim diamonds from Manicaland’s Marange district over reports of human rights abuses
Author: Robert Tapfumaneyi, New Zimbabwe
‘Zim diamonds blacklisted, pressure group welcomes decision’ 27 June 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on natural resources Natural Resources
- Related companies: Marange Resources (part of Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation)
UAE: Repatriated Indian workers stranded for 11 months allege abuses incl. delayed wages and torture
10 migrant workers from Odisha, India are returning home after being stranded in Dubai for 11 months. The workers had travelled to Dubai as carpenters and painters on a construction site but found themselves stranded without the pay they had been...
UN expert calls for moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance tools; cites lack of human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, called for an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology until human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks are in place. In a...