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3 June 2020

Commentary: Govts’ COVID-19 response measures should not give rise to damages claims brought by foreign investors

Author: Corporate Europe Observatory & Transnational Institute

“Cashing in on the pandemic: How lawyers are preparing to sue states over COVID-19 response measures”, 19 May 2020...

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2 June 2020
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Author: La Jornada (México)

“Aprueban en El Salvador ley para enfrentar Covid-19”, 31 de mayo de 2020...

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29 May 2020

Brazil: Environment minister calls on government to push through further environmental deregulation during the pandemic

Author: Down to Earth

“COVID-19 pandemic ‘opportunity’ to change environmental laws: Brazil minister”, 28th May 2020...

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29 May 2020

Ecuador: Concerns raised about ENAMI carrying out mining activities in Los Cedros Protected Forest

Author: Mongabay

"Mining company pressing to enter Ecuador’s Los Cedros Protected Forest", 22 de mayo de 2020...

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27 May 2020

India: Unions & workers stage nationwide peaceful protests against states' suspension of labour laws & impacts on migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Ten central trade unions called for nationwide strikes on 22 May to protest against the suspension of labour laws by some states during the COVID-19 lockdown period, taking the matter also to the ILO. Moves from unions came soon after eight states...

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25 May 2020

Georgian & US Govts. clash over arbitration against American oil company; workers not paid for months

Author: Joshua Kucera, Eurasianet (USA)

U.S. lawmakers call to investigate Georgian government's Russian ties, 18 May 2020...

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19 May 2020
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Según la denuncia de las personas pobladoras de la finca Tierra Blanca, agentes de seguridad, acompañados por personal de la empresa palmera Industria Chiquibul, llegaron armados a la comunidad para desalojar a las 200 familias que han tomado, desde...

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19 May 2020

Guatemala: Palm oil company, Industria Chiquibul, accused of attempted forced eviction of a community and the detention of a labour rights defender; the company did not respond

On the morning of April 13th, 200 families from the “Tierra Blanca Calle Principal” plantation in the Tierra Blanca microregion of Sayaxché, Petén, Guatemala were victims of an eviction attempt by the palm oil company “Industria Chiquibul, Sociedad...

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15 May 2020

Guatemala: Indigenous Xinca community accuses Pan American Silver of using the pandemic to collect signatures of those who accepted company donations; includes company response

In mining company Pan American Silver´s AGM, members of the Xinca community who have been impacted by the Escobal mine, confronted the company with regards to human rights violations they have suffered throughout the past years (see more information...

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11 May 2020

India: Karnataka state labour department secretary suddenly discharged after actively coordinating worker relief efforts

Author: Rohini Swamy, ThePrint

"Karnataka IAS officer transferred days after warning employers against pay cuts", 12 May 2020...

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