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26 September 2017

Thai National Human Rights Commission & agencies overseeing outward investment urge Thai companies to respect human rights in countries where they operate

Author: Pratch Rujivanarom, Nation (Thailand)

Agencies that oversee direct investment in other countries met with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to report on their progress relating to Cabinet resolutions issued on May 16, 2016 and May 2, 2017, which called for Thai foreign investors....

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13 October 2014

Myanmar: Dawei Development Association calls for freeze on Dawei Special Economic Zone project until environmental & social protections are in place

Author: Ei Ei Toe Lwin, Myanmar Times

“Civil society group calls for freeze on Dawei economic zone”, 13 October 2014...

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Company non-response
17 September 2013

Italthai (Italian-Thai Development Public Company) did not respond to: Villagers block Dawei road to protest Ital-Thai Development’s alleged failure to compensate for lost livelihoods.

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17 September 2013

Myanmar locals slam Dawei contractor

Author: Bangkok Post

A group of angry Myanmar villagers have accused…Italian-Thai Development PCL (ITD) of failing to keep its promise to compensate them for losses caused by the building of new roads for the Dawei deep-sea port and industrial project. Residents blocked a...

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5 August 2013

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches briefing on Myanmar

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

…Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first briefing on Myanmar: “Business & human rights in Myanmar – a round-up of recent developments”. The briefing covers the positive and negative impacts of companies operating in the...

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Company response
19 June 2013

Italian-Thai Development response to video of villagers rejecting consultation on road construction [Myanmar

Author: Italian-Thai Development

…The video refers to such activities as forest encroachment by the wealthy clearly this cannot be attributable to the project and the developer cannot even address this problem. Other issues such as landslides and river pollution, somewhat exaggerated...

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10 June 2013

Dawei SEZ out to tender as Ital-Thai steps aside [Myanmar]

Author: Aung Shin, Myanmar Times

Italian-Thai Development will step aside as the developer of the Dawei Special Economic Zone, a Myanmar government official told The Myanmar Times…Thura U Thaung Lwin, chairman of the Dawei project’s management committee, said…that Ital-Thai did not...

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10 June 2013

Myanmar: Villagers block Dawei road to protest Ital-Thai Development’s alleged failure to compensate for lost livelihoods

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15 May 2013

Villagers Reject Academics' Public Consultation Meeting [Myanmar]

Author: Another Development for Burma

Villagers from the Kamawthway River Valley in Dawei have rejected a meeting organized by academics from the Environment Research Institution of Chulalongkorn University, who were hired by the Italian-Thai Development Company. Around 100 village...

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24 March 2012

Italian-Thai surveyors’ attitude upsets KNU and villagers

Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) are frustrated with the lack of transparency and cooperation showed by the Italian-Thai Development Company’s environmental surveyors. The KNU accuse the ITD’s surveyors of refusing their officials the opportunity to...

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