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24 February 2020

UAE: Over 1000 workers receive unpaid wages after Labour Ministry settles case

After their company director absconded with large amounts of company funds in 2018, 1,200 migrant workers at an unnamed catering company in Abu Dhabi were left without wages. They have since received compensation. The affected workers included cooks,...

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20 February 2020

Kiwasco & Kibos Sugar allegedly discharging toxic effluent into Lake Victoria compromising locals' health & right to food; companies' comment

Author: Paul Wafula, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Shame of Kisumu water company destroying Lake Victoria"...

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20 February 2020

Uganda: Local community says abrupt closure of Nyamuliro Wolfram mine has compromised their livelihood; company comments

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Workers protest closure of Nyamuliro wolfram mines"...

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19 February 2020

S. Korea: Samsung Electronics chairman steps down following conviction for violating labour laws

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17 February 2020

S. Korea: Samsung board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon steps down following conviction for union sabotage

Author: ZDNet

“Samsung board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon resigns following jail sentence”, 14 February 2020...

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14 February 2020

Mexico: Ruling confirms that mining company Continuum Resources Mexico violated the rights of indigenous communities in Oaxaca

Author: Mexico News Daily

“Oaxaca indigenous community wins ruling against Canadian miner”, 12th February 2020...

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11 February 2020

So. Africa: Silicosis victims to receive first payments in the second quarter of 2020

Author: Mining Weekly (South Africa)

‘First payments in South African silicosis settlement expected in second quarter’ 5 February 2020...

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29 January 2020

Commentary: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should be a model for human rights

Author: Keith Slack, Earth Rights International

Early in his presidency, Trump disparaged and proposed eliminating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a landmark U.S. law that makes it illegal for U.S-listed companies to bribe foreign government officials... [W]e should be doing just the...

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27 January 2020

Kenya: Competition watchdog fines four businesses for misleading customers about product quality

Author: Doreen Wainainah, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Four firms fined for misleading product quality", 27 January 2020...

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14 January 2020
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Las comunidades totonacas de San Mateo Tlacotepec y San Felipe Tepatlán de la Sierra Norte de Puebla han acusado a Walmart y Comexhidro, las dos empresas involucradas en la construcción propuesta de una hidroeléctrica que cruzará sus territorios, de no...

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