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Lawsuit against US govt. contractor ManTech alleges forced labour & workplace safety violations in Kuwait; co. denies allegations
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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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...
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...
USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuit alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre
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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Belgian firms to face prosecution over exporting chemicals allegedly used in attacks against civilians in Syria