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20 September 2019

Latin America: IACHR holds hearing about the persecution of environmental defenders in the region

Author: Center for Human Rights and Environment, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development, Earth Rights International, Center for Justice and International Law

...Never before in human history has the Earth’s climate system been so threatened. And never before have environmental defenders been under so much attack. As scientists warn about the climate emergency and the existential threat of irreversible...

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20 September 2019

Peru: Indigenous community urges European banks to insist that companies they invest in remove Ocho Sur P from their palm oil supply chains

Author: Forest Peoples Programme

“Press Release: Indigenous Community Urges European Banks to Hold Commodities Giant to Account Over Forest Destruction in the Peruvian Amazon”, 21st August 2019...

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20 September 2019

USA : 7 housing companies sued for alleged age discrimination using Facebook ad-targeting

Author: David Cohen, Adweek (USA)

"Housing Companies Sued for Age Discrimination Over Facebook Ad Targeting", 18 Sep 2019...

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19 September 2019

Commentary: Unions must join the Global Climate Strike to avert a climate catastrophe

Author: Ruwan Sabasinghe & Jeff Vogt, Equal Times

"Unions must join the Global Climate Strike to avert a climate catastrophe", 5 September 2019...

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19 September 2019

Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival unites civil society leaders to scale up climate justice action

The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September. The People’s...

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18 September 2019

Commentary: Pan Pacific Deep-sea mining moratorium urged; amidst fears collapsed Nautilus Minerals’ licences may be resurrected by other operators

Author: Ben Doherty, The Guardian

"Collapse of PNG deep-sea mining venture sparks calls for moratorium", 15 September 2019...

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18 September 2019

Companies clarify position on Swiss mandatory human rights due diligence initiative

The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) - a popular political initiative launched by an NGO coalition in 2015 seeking to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for Swiss companies - has been making its way through the Swiss...

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18 September 2019

Global Climate Strike: Millions including workers & students to strike in support for climate justice (20 Sep)

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18 September 2019

Pacific: Forum Fisheries Agency to introduce measures to improve fishing crew welfare and pay

Author: Peni Komaisavai & Samantha Magick, Islands Business

"Keeping our seafarers safe", July 2019...

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17 September 2019

Cambodia: Authorities demolish Borei Keila buildings after a long-standing dispute while five residents are under arrest

Author: Sovuthy Khy, Khmer Times

"Borei Keila building destroyed as holdout-residents detained", 17 September 2019...

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