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21 February 2019
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Author: Radio Universidad de Chile

“La justicia da la espalda a las comunidades de Quintero y Puchuncaví” – 20 de febrero de 2019...

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21 February 2019

Kenya: Diamond Trust Bank manager charged for failure to stop financial transactions leading to terrorist attack; bank comments

Author: Maureen Kakah, Business Daily (Kenya)

"DTB official charged in Dusit attack case"...

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21 February 2019

USA: 5 oil companies sued by state of Rhodes Island for failure to move to lower carbon initiatives

Author: Dana Drugmand, Climate Liability News

"Rhode Island Argues to Keep Its Climate Suit in State Court", 7 Feb 2019...

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21 February 2019

USA: New York City argues in its appeal that manufacturer’s liability applies to oil companies’ activities that affected climate change  

Author: Dana Drugmand, Climate Liability News

"Oil Companies Fighting NYC Climate Suit Ignore Liability Issue", 11 Feb 2019...

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20 February 2019
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O defensor de direitos humanos cacique Rosivaldo Ferreira da Silva, conhecido como Cacique Babau, liderança do povo Tupinambá na Bahia, denunciou em 8 de fevereiro ao Ministério Público Federal que ele e sua família são alvos de um plano para assassin...

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20 February 2019
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Author: Brasil de Fato (Brazil)

"Investigadores do assassinato de ativista na Bahia ignoram hipótese de crime político", 3 de Fevereiro de 2019...

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20 February 2019
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Author: Ana Paula Souza, Jeniffer Mendonça e Paloma Vasconcelos, Ponte Jornalismo (Brazil)

"Protestos contra morte de Pedro Gonzaga fecham Extra: 'vidas negras importam'-Manifestantes marcharam em frente a filiais da rede de supermercados de diversas cidades contra o genocídio da população negra; jovem foi morto por segurança no Rio", 17 de...

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20 February 2019
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Die Konzernverantwortungsinitiative wurde im Herbst 2016 mit 120.000 gültigen Unterschriften eingereicht. Sie fordert, dass Firmen den Schutz von Menschenrechten und der Umwelt verbindlich in sämtliche Geschäftsabläufe einbauen. Diese sogenannte...

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20 February 2019

USA: Court dismisses strategic lawsuit brought by association representing oil & gas producers against nonprofits advocating for non-discriminatory drilling requirements

On 15 February 2019, a California Court of Appeals dismissed a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) brought by the California Independent Petroleum Associations(CIPA) against youth organizations, the Center for Biological Diversity...

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19 February 2019

Are Amazon, Walmart, and eBay’s online 'marketplaces' providing a refuge for goods made with forced labor?

Author: Charlotte Tate & Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum

...[W]hile browsing online, we were surprised to find that we could buy cotton hand towels advertised as “made in Turkmenistan” on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. In May 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the extraordinary...

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