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17 February 2018

Cambodia: Mother Nature activists say they’ve been ‘robbed’ of freedom for documenting illegal sand-bearing vessels; plan to appeal guilty verdict

Author: Yesenia Amaro & Niem Chheng, The Phnom Penh Post

"Freed Mother Nature activists decry 'injustice'" 14 February 2018...

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17 February 2018

Cambodia: Villagers refusing relocation for Sesan II Dam see their homes, schools, pagodas, & farm lands flooded

Author: Phak Seangly & Andrew Nachemson, The Phnom Penh Post

"'Our pain is like an ocean'", 16 February 2017...

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17 February 2018

Thailand uses optical scanning technology to ensure fishermen stay on boats they are registered to curb slave labour & human trafficking

Author: AFP, The Nation

 "Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry", 16 February 2018...

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16 February 2018

Call for inputs: UNWG report re ensuring respect for human rights in the context of “economic diplomacy” & investment/trade promotion

As part of its ongoing focus on the need for States to safeguard human rights in the context of their roles as economic actors, the Working Group is examining the leverage of States to promote corporate respect for human rights through their trade and...

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16 February 2018

Germany: Law requiring social media companies to remove 'illegal content' violates free speech, according to Human Rights Watch

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Germany: Flawed social media law," 14 February 2018...

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15 February 2018

Ethical framework for use of artificial intelligence in business includes transparency, accountability & respect for right to privacy

Author: Institute of Business Ethics

"Briefing: Business ethics and artificial intelligence," January 2018...

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15 February 2018

Kenya: How activist leading a lawsuit against a lead-smelting factory allegedly causing lead poisoning has endured threats & intimidation

Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son. She has in the past been threatened by thugs, arrested by police and...

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15 February 2018

New study reveals racial bias in facial recognition software

Author: Steve Lohr, The New York Times

"Facial recognition is accurate, if you're a white guy," 9 February 2018...

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15 February 2018

UK: Appeal court rules Nigerian communities cannot purse Shell in English courts over oil spills

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15 February 2018

UK: legal action launched to ensure govt. holds G4S to account for serious maltreatment of detainees

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