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31 January 2014

Sacked workers protest in Bahrain

Author: Trade Arabia (Bahrain)

Around 200 people protested in front of Bahrain's Labour Ministry yesterday demanding the reinstatement of workers dismissed following unrest in 2011. It was the 24th demonstration calling for jobs for those still out of work, according to the General...

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30 October 2013

[PDF] Private military & security companies & their impacts on human rights - Bulletin Issue 5

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fifth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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12 August 2013

Israeli company at centre of Zimbabwe election-rigging allegations

Author: Diamond Intelligence (Israel)

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nikuv International Projects to respond. The company did not respond.] Sources allege that Israeli security company Nikuv International Projects (NIP), which managed both the lists of registered...

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14 June 2013

Behind Cry for Help From China Labor Camp

Author: New York Times, Andrew Jacobs

The cry for help, a neatly folded letter stuffed inside a package of Halloween decorations sold at Kmart, travelled…from China into the hands of a mother of two in Oregon…the writer said he was imprisoned at a labor camp…[A] 47-year-old former inmate...

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4 May 2013

Thousands of police, other steps silence protest against petrochemical plant in Chinese city [China]

Author: Associated Press

Hundreds of people - many wearing mouth masks - gathered in Kunming to protest a planned refinery project…owned by PetroChina…Residents say they are worried the plant would pollute the air and water, and question why the plant is being built in a...

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29 April 2013

Egypt: “We want to work … we want decent wages … we want free unions”

Author: MENA Solidarity Network

Workers…have the right to dream…that our demands…will be met.... The constitution was drafted without workers, and it fails to express our demands, or those of the poor in general. Instead of seeing our demands met, we face imprisonment, dismissal...

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27 December 2012

Plea for help from Chinese labour camp worker found in US woman's Halloween decorations from Kmart - includes company statement

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26 December 2012

Customs urged to investigate UK spyware firm

Author: Alexandra Topping, Guardian [UK]

Human rights campaigners have called for an investigation into the British surveillance technology company Gamma International, which they accuse of exporting controlled surveillance products without licences to regimes with dismal human rights...

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1 December 2012

EU Commission launches guide to human rights for SMEs at UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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1 December 2012

European Commission resources on business & human rights - with new resources for small & medium-sized enterprises

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