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17 February 2020

Somalia: Amnesty International claims Facebook disabling journalists' accounts compromises freedom of expression & access to information; Facebook comments

 Amnesty International has claimed that Facebook's disabling of Somalia-based journalists' accounts compromises their freedom of expression. It has urged Facebook to ensure it is not manipulated by the Somalia authorities to undermine the right to...

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13 February 2020

Myanmar: Fact-finding mission identifies businesses linked to the military that is accused of serious rights violations; some companies respond

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, established by the UN Human Rights Council, released a report on The economic interests of the Myanmar military (05 August 2019).  This report is also cited in the initiatory document for the ICC case...

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10 February 2020

South America: NGOs analyse indigenous peoples’ demands on access to water in fragile salt lakes in lithium production areas; Albemarle proposes a network to monitor water scarcity in Chile

A report analysing the demands by indigenous peoples affected by a growing demand of lithium extracted at three salt lakes in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile highlights the increasing concerns about responsible use of water by companies in that South...

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7 February 2020

Book analyses human rights accountability of bilateral development & export credit agencies

Author: Barbara Linder, Edward Elgar

"Human Rights, Export Credits and Development Cooperation", 6 Dec 2019...

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5 February 2020

Front Line Defenders' global analysis finds 40% of defenders killed in 2019 were working on land, environmental & indigenous rights

Front Line Defenders’s (FLD) 2019 Global Analysis highlights the main trends facing human rights defenders at a global level, drawing on FLD's data coming from their protection grants programme. The report found that there were 304 killings of HRDs,...

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4 February 2020

S. Africa: 'Appalling' working & living conditions in wine supply chain allegedly linked to pressures from leading Dutch supermarkets, incl. company comments

Author: SOMO & Trust for Community Outreach and Education

"Pressing issues: South African wine farms and the responsibility for due diligence by Dutch supermarkets"...

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31 January 2020

Intl. Bar Association launches Toolkit which furthers efforts to protect lawyers at risk

Author: International Bar Association

"Toolkit for Laywers at Risk," 24 Jan 2020 ...

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22 January 2020

Nearly half a billion people worldwide lack decent jobs, new ILO report shows

Author: International Labour Organization

"World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020", 20 January 2020...

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21 January 2020

Colombia: OECD programme on Responsible Business Conduct

Author: OECD

“Responsible Business Conduct Country Fact Sheet Colombia”- 2019...

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21 January 2020

Peru: OECD programme on Responsible Business Conduct

Author: OECD

“Responsible Business Conduct Country Fact Sheet Peru”- 2019...

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