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2 December 2018

Japan: Sharp suppliers fire 2,900 foreign workers

2,900 foreign workers who had been working in a Sharp factory in Mie prefecture, Japan, have been fired, according to a labour union representing the workers. The workers were employed by third tier suppliers. A representative of one supplier stated to...

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29 November 2018

Cambodia: Cambodians consider risks of migrating to work in Kuwait ahead of the govt.'s plan to send 5,000 workers in 2019

Author: Sineat Yon and Ate Hoekstra, UCA News

"Cambodians weigh up risks of working in Kuwait", 28 November 2018...

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29 November 2018

Oxfam India report reveals human cost of sugar

Author: Oxfam India

"Human Cost of Sugar: A farm-to-mill assessment of sugar supply chain in Uttar Pradesh", October 2018...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: FIDH and the Observatory make urgent appeal for Thai gov't to put an end to judicial harassment of human rights defenders

Author: OMCT & FIDH

"Thailand: Judicial harassment of Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri and Mr. Nan Win," 27 November 2018...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: Fortify Rights calls on govt to drop defamation charges filed by Thammakaset vs. human rights defenders

Author: Fortify Rights

"Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaints Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win," 28 November 2018...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: Thammakaset files defamation charges vs. human rights advocates supporting chicken farm workers

Author: ChannelNewsAsia

"Thai activist sued for defamation as poulty firm vows more cases," 28 November 2018...

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28 November 2018

Thailand: Thammakaset sues HRDs for defamation on work supporting chicken farmers; groups urge govt to stop judicial harassment

Thammakaset has filed several cases against Myanmar workers who worked at its chicken farms and made reports of exploitation and abuse. Courts have so far dismissed some of these cases....

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27 November 2018

Ireland: Court told migrant fisherman worked in conditions like modern slavery

Author: Ann O'Loughlin, Irish Examiner

Court told migrant fisherman worked for €2.83 an hour in conditions like 'modern slavery', 22 Nov 2018...

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27 November 2018

Jordan: Report reveals high levels of sexual harassment in the workplace

Author: Rana Husseini, Jordan Times

‘More than half of women seeking workplace legal counsel have experienced sexual harassment', 25 November, 2018...

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26 November 2018

Commentary on sport & human rights highlights need for a focus on major sporting events & day-to-day practice by grassroots players

Author: Steve Gibbon, Ergon Associates

Much of what has been written and said about sport in the world of business and human rights has tended to focus on Mega Sporting Events, in particular [...] the Olympic and Paralympic games in Beijing, London Rio, the Winter games in Sochi and FIFA...

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