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25 May 2018

Romania: Coal mining activities of Complexul Energetic Oltenia allegedly linked to premature deaths

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...

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24 May 2018

Complexul Energetic Oltenia's response

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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24 May 2018

Court dismisses Ecuadorian villagers' lawsuit asking Chevron Canada to satisfy $9.5 billion judgement against parent co. in oil pollution case

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Article
24 May 2018

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"...

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24 May 2018

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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24 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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23 May 2018

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...

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23 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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23 May 2018

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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22 May 2018
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Alexandre Anderson, presidente da Associação Homens do Mar da Baía de Guanabara (AHOMAR) e outros pescadores relatam a Agência Pública ameaças a pescadores e ao meio ambiente causadas por empresas poluidoras e autoridades violentas. A reportagem da Ag...

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