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14 November 2019

Cambodia: About 600 garment factory workers fear they might lose job after fire destroys their factory

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Nearly 600 workers fear job loss after fire destroys factory", 14 November 2019...

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14 November 2019

Thailand: Charoen Pokphand Foods address human rights issues in supply chain with 'Human Rights Due Diligence Process'

Author: Bangkok Post

"CP Foods commits on non-violation of human rights in all forms", 14 November 2019...

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14 November 2019

USA: 30 Kansas counties & cities currently suing opioid industry

Author: Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR (USA)

"Here are the nearly 30 Kansas Counties and cities taking on the opioid industry", 9 Nov 2019...

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13 November 2019
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Protestas iniciadas desde el 7 de noviembre por comunidades afectadas por la contaminación con lixiviados de la minera Anabi llevaron a la presencia de la autoridad ambiental OEFA, que ordenó el cierre temporal de la mina.

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13 November 2019

17 civil society organisations file first-ever OECD complaint to Slovenian National Contact Point over fracking activities of Ascent Resources

On 12 November 2019 17 civil society organizations filed a complaint with the Slovenian and British National Contact Points (NCPs) against UK-based Ascent Resources over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities in Slovenia. The complaint is the first...

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12 November 2019

Australia: Coles' union alliance to address worker exploitation & safety met with criticism; Includes company comments

In July 2019, Coles formed an alliance with the Transport Workers' Union, the Australian Workers' Union and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in their fresh food supply chain. I...

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12 November 2019

Over 50 academics & experts sign open letter to Italian govt. institutions on issue of business & human rights

Author: Proponents and Scientific Co-Directors of the "Business and Human Rights" Summer School & other signatories

With this Open Letter, we wish to express our appreciation as to the inclusion by the Italian Government in its work programme of the objective of achieving a "Green New Deal" (Para 7) aimed at rethinking the relationship between economic development,...

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11 November 2019

Bangladesh: US retailers call on government to halt suspension of factory safety monitoring initiative

Author: Leonie Barrie, just-style

"Bangladesh urged to support newest factory safety initiative", 8 November 2019...

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11 November 2019
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Author: Eliane Brum, El País (Brazil)

“Erro de projeto coloca estrutura de Belo Monte em risco”, 08 de novembro de 2019...

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11 November 2019
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Author: Diego Junqueira, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Por que o Brasil paga até R$ 1.400 por remédio que custa R$ 34”, 08 de novembro de 2019...

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