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20 February 2019

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...

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18 February 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...

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18 February 2019

Thailand: Thailand takes legal steps to retain vital labourers from neighboring countries

Author: Yukako Ono, Nikkei Asian Review

"Migrant workers in Thailand live harsh, but improving, reality", 17 February 2019...

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15 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...

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13 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...

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12 February 2019

A supply chain of complicity: Labour exploitation in Qatar and migrant workers' access to justice

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...

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12 February 2019

Amnesty International finds Qatar falling short on labour reforms ahead of World Cup; FIFA calls for additional progress, govt. reiterates commitment

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10 February 2019

UN Working Group on Migration releases Thailand Migration Report 2019

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...

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8 February 2019

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...

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6 February 2019

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...

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