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23 February 2020

Human Rights Watch submits input on corruption & human rights to the Working Group

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Human Rights Watch Submission to UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Re: Corruption and Human Rights," 21 February 2020...

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23 February 2020

Mekong River Dams Disrupting Lives of Southeast Asian Fishermen, Farmers

Author: BenarNews, Radio Free Asia

20 February 2020...

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23 February 2020

Singapore: Facebook says Govt. order to block an anti-govt website may set precedent for stifling of freedom of expression

Author: Agence France-Presse, South China Morning Post

"Facebook follows Singapore government's order but slams 'disproportionate' use of fake news law", 18 February 202...

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23 February 2020

Thailand: Doi Chaang Coffee company vows payment for debt-ridden farmers

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Major Thai coffee brand vows to repay 200 debt-ridden farmers," 17 February 2020...

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22 February 2020

Commentary: PNG Govt. ceases negotiations with Exxon Mobil over P'nyang project for allegedly acting in bad faith

Author: Bal Kama, Lowy Institute

"PNG: Booting Exxon gives Marape a boost – for now", 19 February 2020...

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22 February 2020

EU accepts free trade agreement with Vietnam despite the country's poor human rights record

Author: David Hutt, Asia Times

"EU puts riches over rights in Vietnam trade deal", 13 February 2020...

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22 February 2020

Fiji: Macuata chiefs will oppose seabed mining for risk of destruction of livelihood

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Opposition to seabed mining from chiefs in Fiji's Macuata", 17 February 2020...

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22 February 2020

New Zealand: UN special rapporteur attributes housing crisis to Govt. entrusting housing largely to private property owners & investors

Author: Otago Daily Times

"NZ housing shortage a 'human rights crisis'", 20 February 2020...

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21 February 2020

India: Order warning of job loss for health workers failing to meet male sterilisation targets withdrawn after criticism

Author: Amrit Dhillon, The Guardian

"India: male sterilisation order withdrawn after flurry of criticism", 22 February 2020...

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21 February 2020

Brazil: Meat company, JBS, under pressure to address links to deforestation and transparency failings in its supply chain

Author: The Guardian (UK)

“Meat company faces heat over ‘cattle laundering’ in Amazon supply chain”, 20th February 2020...

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