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20 February 2020

Kenya: Companies allegedly discharge toxic effluent into Lake Victoria; includes companies' comments

An investigative report by the Daily Nation alleges that companies have been discharging toxic effluent into Lake Victoria, compromising local communities health. The report includes a joint study with the University of Nairobi's toxicology department...

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Article
20 February 2020

Kenya: Corruption & ineptitude compromising regulatory bodies' ability to enforce laws, including against harmful business conduct

Author: Robert Shaw, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Ineptitude, rundown agencies the handmaiden of corruption"...

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20 February 2020

Kenya: Global Compact campaigns to increase women representation & leadership in business

Author: Laura Cheptarus, The Star (Kenya)

"Global compact campaigns for women leadership and representation"...

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20 February 2020

Pakistan: Widespread child labour, appalling working conditions & debt bondage reported at Balochistan mines

Author: Shah Meer Baloch & Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian

“‘Coal workers are orphans’: the children and slaves mining Pakistan’s coal”, 19 February 2020...

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Company response
20 February 2020

Statement regarding Scatec Solar’s project in Choluteca, Honduras

Author: Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar is committed to high standards for sustainability management, including health and safety, environmental sustainability, ethical conduct and human rights. We are guided by and comply with internationally recognized standards such a...

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20 February 2020

Uganda: Local community says abrupt closure of Nyamuliro Wolfram mine has compromised their livelihood; company comments

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Workers protest closure of Nyamuliro wolfram mines"...

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Article
19 February 2020

China: Huo Shen Shan Hospital accused of wage arrears and not providing enough masks; state media says workers give up salaries voluntarily

Author: NOWnews

[Excerpt translation from Chinese to English provided by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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19 February 2020

Latin America: Trade unions and civil society call on governments of banana producing countries not to incentivise the use of chemical fertilisers

Author: Trade unions, environmentalists, health rights organizations, academics, and human rights (see list in document)

“Open letter to the governments of banana producing countries in Latin America and to the European Unión”, February 2020...

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19 February 2020

Mauritania: BP faces “state racism” row for allegedly only granting scholarships to minority Arab-Berbers

Author: Amandla Thomas-Johnson, Middle East Eye

"Oil giant BP accused of racism in Mauritania after overlooking black students," 18 Feb 2020...

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19 February 2020

Nepali migrant workers in MENA report lax safety measures causing serious workplace injuries, 21 Nepalis currently in comas

Author: Himalayan Times (Nepal)

"21 Nepali workers lying in coma abroad," 19 Feb 2020...

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