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IOM publishes guidance for employers & businesses to strengthen migrant worker protection amid COVID-19 outbreak
Author: International Organization for Migration (UN)
“COVID-19: Guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis”, 7 April 2020...
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South Asia: IDSN calls for Dalit & other vulnerable supply chain workers to be protected from fallout of Covid-19
“Vulnerable workers in supply chain need urgent protection to survive impact of Covid-19”, 03 April 2020...
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“Pueblos Indígenas: Invisibles en las respuestas de los gobiernos”, 5 de abril de 2020...
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Migrant workers in Kuwait & Bahrain face discrimination, disproportionate hardship under Covid-19 response
Author: Migrant Rights
"The COVID-19 crisis is fuelling more racist discourse towards migrant workers in the Gulf," 5 Apr 2020...
States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights, say civil society groups
Author: Access Now, Human Rights Watch, R3D: Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales & 103 other civil society groups
[W]e urge governments to show leadership in tackling the pandemic in a way that ensures that the use of digital technologies to track and monitor individuals and populations is carried out strictly in line with human rights... [A]n increase in state...
UAE: NGO calls out "discriminatory" roll back of protections on migrant worker contracts during Covid-19 outbreak
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the UAE labour ministry made the decision in March to allow companies to "restructure the contractual relationship" with their employers, including cutting salaries and putting workers on paid leave. ...
Somalia: Businesses fuelling insecurity by funding terrorism & promoting ethnic discrimination, claims columnist
Author: Osman Aidarus, MENAFN (Jordan)
"Chaos Profiteers: How Somalia's Business People are it's Main Nemesis?"...
USA: Supreme Court judgment in case against Comcast narrows scope for when plaintiffs can succeed on racial discrimination suits
Author: Ian Millhiser, VOX
"The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that bodes ill for the future of civil rights" 25 Mar 2020...
Commentary: Companies can be a powerful participant in preventing & mitigating stigma associated with COVID-19
Author: Global Business Initiative
“COVID-19 and combatting stigma: the role of responsible business”, 25 March 2020...
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ERGO Network calls on employers to actively support Roma youth employment & truly inclusive workplaces
Author: ERGO Network
“Place for All: Inclusive work spaces are good for employers, employees & society”, 24 March 2020...