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8 July 2020

Hong Kong: More major internet and social media platforms stop processing requests for user data while conducting assessment of security law

Author: CNN Business

“Facebook, Google and Twitter won't give Hong Kong authorities user data for now”, 7 July 2020...

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8 July 2020

Independent audit of Facebook finds that some decisions were "significant setbacks for civil rights"; incl. company comments

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8 July 2020

New article analyses global developments in climate change litigation

Author: Matthew Green, Valerie Volcovici, & Emma Farge, Reuters

"Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative," 3 Jul 2020...

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8 July 2020

Russia: New measures tightening control over internet infrastructure, online content & privacy of communications will severely undermine human rights, says HRW

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

Russia: Growing Internet Isolation, Control, Censorship, 18 June 2020 ...

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8 July 2020

Russia: Norilsk Nickel admits pumping wastewater into Arctic tundra, suspends workers who violated operating rules

Author: The Guardian with AFP

"Russian mining giant admits pumping wastewater into Arctic tundra", 29 June 2020....

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8 July 2020

Strategic lawsuits against large extractive projects are on the rise in Africa, says scholar

Author: Pooven Moodley, Open Global Rights

"Litigation to challenge large extractive projects is gaining traction in Africa," 28 Jun 2020...

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8 July 2020

Subway bans firearms from its restaurants

Author: Davis Dunavin, wshu.org

Gun control advocates are applauding Subway. The Connecticut-based fast food chain says it’ll ban firearms in its restaurants. Po Murray... with the Newtown Action Alliance, the group founded after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting... ...

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8 July 2020

UK: Local government rejects Banks Group's proposal to expand Bradley coal mine

Author: Coal Action Network

"No additional coal extraction in the Pont Valley!!!", 1s July 2020....

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8 July 2020

USA: Court rules Dakota Access Pipeline must be emptied, citing need for environmental impact analysis

Author: Laurel Wamsley, NPR

"Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now," 6 Jul 2020...

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7 July 2020

India: CEO, directors, other high level officials of LG Polymers plant arrested and charged after investigation into deadly gas leak

Author: The Tribune

"Vizag gas leak: CEO, two directors of LG Polymers arrested", 8 July 2020...

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