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2 December 2019

3 components to ensure protection of human rights under Paris Agreement's carbon market mechanisms

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"Integrating Human Rights in the Modalities Related to Carbon Markets Established under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement", 2 Dec 2019...

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2 December 2019

Africa: Study claims artisanal & small-scale mining's negative impacts outweighs big mines'; incl. on health & environment

Author: Flavia Olivieri, Lifegate (Italy)

"Artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa, the environmental and human costs of a vital livelihood source"...

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2 December 2019

Amazon workers stage Black Friday protests across Europe & USA over 'exploitative' working conditions & low pay

Workers at Amazon warehouses and distrbution centres have staged protests - over low pay, poor working conditions and climate concerns - across Europe and the USA to coincide with the online retailer's annual discounted shopping day, Black Friday. Pro...

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2 December 2019

Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Gulf abused by unscrupulous recruitment agents

Author: Nayema Nusrat, Inter Press Service

"Bangladeshi migrant female domestic workers face violence," 28 Nov 2019...

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2 December 2019

Brazil: Indigenous leader explains the impacts of agribusiness expansion and infrastructure development in the Amazon

Author: Mongabay

“‘Everything is dying’: Q&A with Brazilian indigenous leader Alessandra Munduruku”, 27th November 2019...

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2 December 2019

Center for Intl. Environmental Law sets out how to integrate human rights into climate action at COP25 negotiations

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"COP-25 Briefing Note Integrating Human Rights in Climate Action", 2 Dec 2019...

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2 December 2019

Chile, Bolivia and Argentina: Concerns raised of how best to protect rights of communities in the “Lithium Triangle”

Author: Latin American Post

“The Lithium triangle has Latin America with a square head”, 23 de noviembre de 2019...

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2 December 2019

Cocoa companies call for EU-wide human rights and environmental due diligence requirements

Author: Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International, The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade

We, a group of companies (Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International), The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, call on the European Union, by far the largest importer and consumer of cocoa in the world, to strengthen...

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2 December 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo: HRW report alleges European development banks are failing to protect Feronia workers on palm oil plantations

A new report by Human Rights Watch entitled "A Dirty Investment" alleges workers on Feronia-owned palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been exposed to hazardous pesticides, which causes health problems, and suffer abusive...

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2 December 2019

Finnish EU Council Presidency puts forward action agenda on BHR, acknowledging need for EU due diligence regulation

At the occasion of a Business and Human Rights conference in Brussels on 2 December 2019, the Finnish EU Council Presidency put forward an "Agenda for Action on Business and Human Rights" with more than 20 proposals for measures in the fields of public...

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