Migrant & immigrant workers
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Ireland's work permit scheme for migrant workers in fishing industry breaches human rights, say UN rapporteurs
Author: Sonia Elk, Thomson Reuters Foundation
"Irish migrant fisher workers' scheme breaches human rights, say UN rapporteurs", 18 Feb 2019...
Human Rights Impact Assessment of Finnish food retailer's Italian tomato supply chains released as part of pilot on going "beyond audits"
The Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of SOK Corporation's Italian processed tomato supply chains was prepared by Oxfam as part of a pilot for the company's new approach to assessing human rights impacts in high risk supply chains that goes ‘beyon...
Author: Yukako Ono, Nikkei Asian Review
"Migrant workers in Thailand live harsh, but improving, reality", 17 February 2019...
Commentary: Data collected for the US “Dreamers” program & by genetic testing companies can be used to discriminate
Author: Brett Solomon, Access Now
"The same data used to protect immigrants could be used to deport them," 11 February 2019...
Thailand: 89 groups urge gov't to oppose new cases filed by Thammakaset against human rights defenders
Author: 89 International and National Organisations
"Open Letter re New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders," 14 February 2019...
- Related stories: Betagro & Thammakaset lawsuits (re labour exploitation in Thailand)
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News Latest news on human rights defenders
- Related companies: Thammakaset 2
Author: Linde Bryk, Legal Advisor, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
…Forced labour is a global phenomenon that often goes hand in hand with transnational business activities and long labour supply chains. Forced labour risks are particularly high in sectors that rely on outsourcing their operations, such as the...
Author: UN Working Group on migration
The Thailand Migration Report 2019 contains 11 chapters that delve into themes such as working conditions, access to services, remittances, human trafficking and exploitation. Each chapter, written by a specific UN agency, provides up-to-date...
USA: Court of Appeal says lawsuit against Green Acre Farms & Valley Fruit Orchards over alleged discrimination of Thai workers can go ahead
Author: Daniel Wiessner, Reuters
"9th Circuit revives EEOC claims that Thai farm workers were mistreated", 7 Feb 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
Cambodia: Human rights and labour rights groups urge Cambodian fishermen to be cautious about working in the Thai fishing industry
Author: Kimseng Men, VOA Khmer
"Activists Caution Cambodian Fishermen on Thai Trawlers", 5 February 2019...