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10 July 2020

Kuwait: Investigation finds many "absconding" cases filed by employers against workers false, annuls all lodged during COVID-19

Author: Migrant Rights

"Kuwait drops all "absconding" cases reported during Covid-19 crisis," 9 Jul 2020...

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10 July 2020

Kuwait: Restaurant workers protest three months of unpaid salaries during COVID-19 lock down

Author: Arab Times Online (Kuwait)

"Unpaid salaries for 3 months forces restaurant workers to protest," 7 Jul 2020...

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10 July 2020

Myanmar: Labour group alleges exploitation at garment factories producing for intl. brands; calls for binding standards post-COVID-19

Author: The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

"Towards a new normal: What must change in the Myanmar garment industry post-Corona crisis - a research into the labour conditions of two factories", 9 July 2020...

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10 July 2020

Nepal: Cases of migrant workers left jobless & unpaid without govt. assurance widespread, say labour experts

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post

"Jobless and without pay, migrant workers are returning home. But they have no recourse for compensation," 4 Jul 2020...

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Story
10 July 2020

Protect the Protest's second annual SLAPP Awards names Chevron as "corporate bully of the year"; incl. company response

Protect the Protest task force, a group of over 20 organisations combining their expertise to protect free speech, defend dissent, and stop strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP), released its second annual SLAPP awards. ...

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10 July 2020

Report voices concern that gendered impacts of & responses to COVID-19 are being neglected

Author: Gender & Development Network (GADN)

“COVID-19: A feminist response to a global pandemic”, June 2020...

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10 July 2020

Suez sent formal request to comply with its duty of vigilance under French law or face potential litigation, following sanitary crisis in Chile

On 9 July 2020, four NGOs sent a formal request to Suez under the French Duty of Vigilance law. In their request, the NGOs ask Suez to modify its vigilance plan to include detailed and adequate measures to mitigate and prevent the risk of human rights...

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10 July 2020

UN experts encourage mandatory human rights due diligence, warning of the human cost of corruption in health-care supply chains

Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights

“COVID-19 highlights deadly cost of corruption & the urgent need for companies to respect human rights: UN experts”, 9 July 2020...

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10 July 2020

USA: Supreme Court rules employers are not obligated to supply birth control access under health care plans, citing religious beliefs

Author: Nina Totenberg, NPR

"Supreme Court Undercuts Access To Birth Control Under Obamacare, " 8 Jul 2020...

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9 July 2020

Australia: New report reveals majority of international students are subject to wage theft & poor employment conditions

Author: Bassina Farbenblum & Laurie Berg, Migrant Worker Justice Initiative

"International Students and Wage Theft in Australia", June 2020...

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