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27 May 2018

Turkey: ILO deal aims to provide Syrian refugees with decent work opportunities in the garment sector

Author: Michelle Russell, Just-Style

"ILO deal to help Syrian garment workers in Turkey", 16 May 2018...

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26 May 2018

Cambodia: Govt. grants disputed land under Chinese company concession to Koh Kong villagers

Author: Mech Dara, The Phnom Penh Post

"Koh Kong villagers to be given UDG land", 25 May 2018...

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26 May 2018

Cambodia: Govt. investigates & shuts down brick factories over child labour

Author: Mech Dara, The Phnom Penh Post

"NCCT investigating and closing down factories over child labour", 23 May 2018...

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25 May 2018

Women workers exposed to sexual abuse, violence in Walmart supplier factories in Asia

Author: Reuters, The Straits Times

"Daily violence, sex abuse in Walmart's Asian suppliers: Rights groups", 25 May 2018 Women who work in Asian factories making clothes for the global retail giant Walmart are at "daily risk" of slapping, sexual abuse and other harassment, rights grou...

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25 May 2018

Liberia: New report calls on Swedish co's to address & remedy human rights impacts following their exit from bioenergy project; incl. co comments

Shortly after the exit of Swedish companies Vattenfall and Swedfund from a bioenergy venture in Liberia 2012, the project collapsed. According to Swedwatch and several other NGOs, the investors left without an exit strategy and without conducting...

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25 May 2018

Netherlands: Activists launch 'Data Labour Union' with aim of negotiating directly with Facebook & Google over users’ data

Author: Reuters

"Facebook users unite! 'Data Labour Union' launches in Netherlands", 23 May 2018...

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25 May 2018

Romania: Coal mining activities of Complexul Energetic Oltenia allegedly linked to premature deaths

On 15 May 2018, Aljazeera published an article entitled "The hidden cost of coal in Romania". Here, coal is used to produce about a quarter of the country's energy. The article also talks about the impact on human rights, health and the environment of...

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25 May 2018

Shareholder & activist pressure mounts on Monster Beverage to investigate slavery risks

Ahead of Monster Beverage Corporation's Annual General Meeting on June 7th, activists and shareholders are calling on the company to report on slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain.

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24 May 2018

Africa: NGO coalition urges AfDB to not to sacrifice 'people-centred climate-resilient development' in favour of private investors

Author: Coalition for Human Rights in Development

"Development, Gender, Energy and Accountability"...

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24 May 2018

Court dismisses Ecuadorian villagers' lawsuit asking Chevron Canada to satisfy $9.5 billion judgement against parent co. in oil pollution case

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