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On 15 May 2018, Aljazeera published an article entitled "The hidden cost of coal in Romania". Here, coal is used to produce about a quarter of the country's energy. The article also talks about the impact on human rights, health and the environment of...
Author: Complexul Energetic Oltenia
...Considering the article published in Aljazeera on May 15, 2018, i.e. "The hidden costs of coal in Romania", we are hereby submitting the answers of Complexul Energetic Oltenia at the request of Mrs. Claudia Ciobanu, a freelancer reporter, with...
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Court dismisses Ecuadorian villagers' lawsuit asking Chevron Canada to satisfy $9.5 billion judgement against parent co. in oil pollution case
Ethiopia: At least 2 protesters against MIDROC Gold's mine alleged negative health impacts killed; govt suspends company's license
Author: Liyat Fekade, Ethiopiaexplorer.com
"Ethiopia suspends license of largest gold mine in southern Ethiopia after at least two protesters were killed by regional security forces"...
Italy: First-ever direct agreement between unions & Amazon tackles workplace health incl. inhumane hours
Author: UNI Global Union
"First-ever agreement between Amazon and unions halts inhumane work hours in Italy", 23 May 2018...
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Author: Miriam Schröder, taz
[Am] 5. November 2015 [bricht] der Staudamm in der Nähe des brasilianischen Mariana... ...
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Canada: Judge allows class action lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused cancer to proceed
Author: Kristin Compton, Drug Watch (USA)
"Talc Ovarian Cancer Class Action OK’d in Canada, U.S. Lawsuits Continue", 22 May 2018...
Families of victims of Baldia Factory fire in Pakistan start receiving long-term compensation from amount provided by KiK
Author: Daily Times
[See here for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of the ongoing lawsuit against KiK in Dortmund, Germany.]...
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Uber to give European drivers more rights incl. sick pay & parental leave ahead of appeal hearing over operating licence in London
Author: Mary-Ann Russon, BBC News
Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously "focused too much on growth and not enough on...
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