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10 December 2019

Cambodia: Interior Minister claims Cambodian civil society is not threatened and repressed; while NGOs express difficulties in operating their work

Author: Dara Mech, The Phnom Penh Post

"Sar Kheng: Gov’t to tell EU it found no evidence of NGO ‘repression’", 8 December 2019...

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10 December 2019

Cambodia: The Senate approve amendments to the Law on Trade Unions; while unionists claim their suggestions are not considered

Author: Sochan Ry, The Phnom Penh Post

"Senate passes amendments to 10 articles of trade union law", 9 December 2019...

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10 December 2019

CIVICUS Monitor shows twice as many people live in repressed countries compared to last year & calls on companies to uphold freedoms

Author: CIVICUS

"People power under attack", 4 Dec 2019...

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10 December 2019

Palestine: Palestinian women strike demanding fair wages & social benefits in Israeli settlement factory

Author: Judith Sudilovsky, +972 Magazine

"Exploited and underpaid, Palestinian women are fighting back in the workplace", 8 December 2019...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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9 December 2019

UAE: Hundreds of Reem Island construction workers strike over unpaid wages

Workers at an unnamed construction company in Abu Dhabi have been repeatedly protesting against months of unpaid wages. In July 2019 it was reported that hundreds workers were downing tools and refusing to work in protest....

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6 December 2019

USA: Starbucks workers demand action to address 'discriminatory practices' & laws mandating consistent schedules

Author: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks in a fledgling worker movement", 2 December 2019...

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5 December 2019

Vietnam: CSOs urge European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until Vietnam fulfils its commitments to human rights

Author: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Que Me

"Civil society calls on European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights", 4 Dec 2019...

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5 December 2019

Cambodia: The Ministry of Interior asks NGOs to form a working group to collect common recommendations for proposed amendments to Law on Associations and NGOs

Author: Vida Taing, Khmer Times

"Ministry asks NGOs to form a working group to discuss Lango", 4 December 2019...

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5 December 2019

EU Fundamental Rights Agency looks at human rights implications of using facial recognition technology in law enforcement

Facial recognition technology (FRT) makes it possible to compare digital facial images to determine whether they are of the same person. Increasingly, private companies and public authorities are already using this technology, and several EU Member...

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