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10 December 2019

Nigeria: UK court blocks Nigerian court’s oil spill damages order against Shell as communities renew battle

A UK court blocked a Nigerian court’s oil spill damages award against Shell on Thursday as the award claim had been registered in the UK which meant that the UK courts could enforce the award against Shell.  The UK judge Jason Coppel set aside the...

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10 December 2019

Philippines Commission on Human Rights reveals at COP 25 world's most polluting companies can be sued for contributions to global warming

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30 October 2019

Brazil: Operations at iron mine to resume, contingent on BHP & Vale safeguarding against another fatal dam collapse

Author: Marta Nogueira, Reuters

"Vale, BHP's Samarco gets license to resume operations after dam burst", 25 October 2019...

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24 October 2019
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Author: Luxembourg Wort

« Les enterprises doivent faire leurs devoirs à domicile », 24 octobre 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) loses appeal from a Federal Court's judgment recognising the Yindjibarndi people's exclusive native title over an area of land that includes the company's Solomon Hub mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The...

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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15 October 2019

Zimbabwe: Court orders mining firm to stop operations after failing to comply with mining provisions

Author: Mthandazo Nyoni, News Day (Zimbabwe)

‘High Court orders mine to cease operations’ 11 October 2019...

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11 September 2019

Pakistan: Seven years after factory fire, labour groups warn conditions remain unsafe and call for a worker-led safety programme

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Labour Education Foundation, National Trade Union Federation & Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research

"Seven years after deadly fire, garment workers in Pakistan still need a worker-led factory safety programme", 9 September 2019...

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10 September 2019

USA: Amazon accused of evading legal responsibility for fatalities & injuries linked to next-day deliveries; Incl. co. comments

In August 2019, Buzzfeed News published an article linking Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network to a litany of labour violations, exploitation and fatalities as a result of intense pressure experienced by drivers to meet delivery targets. ...

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6 August 2019

Sierra Leone: Communities allege that mining firm poisoned the water, destroyed houses in a lawsuit; company comments

Author: The Money Web

"Sierra Leone community’s suit against diamond miner shows activist trend", 6 August 2019...

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