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13 February 2020

Myanmar: Fact-finding mission identifies businesses linked to the military that is accused of serious rights violations; some companies respond

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, established by the UN Human Rights Council, released a report on The economic interests of the Myanmar military (05 August 2019).  This report is also cited in the initiatory document for the ICC case...

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12 February 2020
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Author: Zona Franca

“Empresa de seguridad en Edomex, ligada a priistas, suma denuncias por abusos, lesiones, tortura…”, 6 de febrero de 2020...

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11 February 2020

So. Africa: Court grants access to report on prison violence that may reveal torture of inmates by security company

Author: Estelle Ellis, Daily Maverick (South Africa)

‘Human rights lawyers win access to Mangaung prison riot report’ 11 February 2020...

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10 February 2020
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Author: Infobae

“Un detallado informe desnudó las graves violaciones a los Derechos Humanos que se cometen en las minas de oro ilegales de Venezuela”...

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29 January 2020

Commentary: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should be a model for human rights

Author: Keith Slack, Earth Rights International

Early in his presidency, Trump disparaged and proposed eliminating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a landmark U.S. law that makes it illegal for U.S-listed companies to bribe foreign government officials... [W]e should be doing just the...

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19 January 2020

Laos: Workers at Chinese-owned factory complain of physical abuse & unfair labour practices

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang", 17 January 2020...

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14 January 2020
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Las protestas que iniciaron en Colombia en noviembre de 2019, tuvieron al Escuadrón Móvil Anti Disturbios (ESMAD) como centro de críticias. Este cuerpo especial de la policía lleva 20 años de haber sido creado con el propósito de controlar y restaurar...

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14 January 2020
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30 December 2019

Digital human rights defenders continue to experience attacks, incl. arbitrary detention & torture

Author: Danny O'Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Caught Between Worlds: Imprisoned Tech Users In 2019," 22 December 2019 ...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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