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23 April 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch praises FIFA for supporting activist documenting abuses related to 2018 World Cup, but says it could do more; includes comments by FIFA

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23 April 2018

Welcome support for workers’ rights advocate in Russia

Author: Jane Buchanan, Human Rights Watch

Last week was my first time in a Russian appeals courtroom. I and a colleague were there to support Semyon Simonov, a Russian human rights defender, who is taking a case against police for misconduct. Simonov had worked with Human Rights Watch to...

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20 April 2018

Lawsuit against US govt. contractor ManTech alleges forced labour & workplace safety violations in Kuwait; co. denies allegations

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20 April 2018
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Author: Entwicklungspolitik Online

Am 24. April jährt sich die Katastrophe von "Rana Plaza" zum fünften Mal. Beim Zusammenbruch des maroden Gebäudekomplexes in Bangladesch, in dem Textilfabriken untergebracht waren, starben am 24. April 2013 mehr als 1.100 Menschen. Aus diesem Anlass...

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20 April 2018

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Reporters win lawsuit against Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining over withholding public information on coal mine & power plant

Author: Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN)

District Court in Banja Luka has ruled in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN) in an administrative review case that CIN filed four years ago against the Republika Srpska (RS) Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining for...

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20 April 2018

Thailand: Court dismisses case against 7 activists protesting against gold mine that allegedly poses risk for health & environment

Author: Rina Chardan, Thomson Reuters Foundation via Place

"Charges against Thai activists dismissed, mining protest to go on", 20 Apr 2018...

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20 April 2018

USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuit alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre

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20 April 2018

Uzbekistan: Govt lifts terms of probation for human rights defender monitoring forced labor in cotton fields, urged by activists to drop charges against other HRDs

Author: The Cotton Campaign

The Cotton Campaign welcomes the decision of a court in Uzbekistan to lift the terms of probation for human rights defender Uktam Pardaev 10 months early. Pardaev was arrested on November 16, 2015, following his reporting on forced labor during the...

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19 April 2018

Belgian firms to face prosecution over exporting chemicals allegedly used in attacks against civilians in Syria

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19 April 2018
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