Torture & ill-treatment

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23 April 2018

Liberia: Sime Darby accused of torturing and manhandling residents in and around its concessions after incident is captured on video; incudes company statement

Sime Darby Oil Palm Plantation Liberia (SDPL), a subsidiary of Malaysia based palm oil company, Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) has been accused of torturing and manhandling residents in and around its concession areas after a video was released on social...

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17 April 2018
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Author: Mário Braz, Comissão Pastoral da Terra/CPT (Brazil)

"STJ nega habeas corpus a empresário acusado de ser mandante de chacina em MT"...

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16 April 2018

UK mining co. Gemfields to face lawsuit over alleged human rights abuses at ruby mine in Mozambique; co. denies allegations

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9 April 2018
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Author: Empresas y Delitos de Lesa Humanidad Blogspot

"Nos pasearon secuestrados adentro de la Ford" – 3 de abril de 2018...

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3 April 2018
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Author: Mongabay

“Defensores ambientales en Honduras: Una imagen terrible en el celular de Marta Raquel”, 31 de marzo de 2018...

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30 March 2018

Thailand: Fisherman who lost forearm appeals for higher pay; UN business & human rights working group expected to urge Thailand to adopt a national action plan

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bangkok Post

"Fishermen long for justice as Thailand comes under UN scrutiny", 29 March 2018...

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14 March 2018

Russia: Court overrules expulsion order to Uzbekistan of defender & journalist reporting on migrants’ rights

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14 March 2018
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13 March 2018
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El juicio contra altos directivos de Ford acusados de crímenes de lesa humanidad incluyó el primer testimonio de un extrabajador, víctima de torturas; así mismo, la justicia argentina fijó la fecha para el juicio a un exmilitar acusado de desaparición...

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1 March 2018

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights launches report on protection for human rights defenders, addresses business & human rights issues

At the extraordinary session held in Bogotá, Colombia, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights launched a report in Spanish on public policy guidelines to protect human rights defenders, including those defending their land rights and the...

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