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29 October 2019

Mauritius: Government approves Workers Rights Act, following 16 years of trade union campaigning

Author: IndustriALL

"Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions", 24 October 2019...

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4 September 2019

Southern Africa: SADC region losing billions in trade-related illicit outflows & external government debt payments every year

Author: Action for Southern Africa

‘The Money Drain: How Trade Misinvoicing and Unjust Debt Undermine Economic and Social Rights in Southern Africa’ September 2019...

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28 August 2019

Activists urge African govts to fix tax loopholes used by multinational corporations to avoid taxes, shifting taxation to ordinary citizens

Author: Mercy Gakii, The Star (Kenya)

"Fix tax loopholes for Africa to benefit - activists"...

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14 August 2019

Mauritius: Closure of garment factory supplying to ASOS & John Lewis leaves migrant Bangladeshi workers unpaid & stranded; ASOS outlines remediation efforts

In July 2019, the Dhaka Tribune reported that workers in Mauritius had been left without jobs and two months' wages after their employer, Tex Knits garment factory, had ceased operations. Among those affected were Bangladeshi migrant workers left...

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Company response
13 August 2019

ASOS' response

Author: ASOS

...Through our engagement with the liquidators and representatives of the Mauritius government we were able to ensure that the workers’ electricity and water supplies were reconnected at their accommodation and that workers are provided with an ongoing...

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Company response
29 July 2019

John Lewis' response

Author: John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners spokesperson said: “We are saddened to hear about the conditions experienced by workers at Tex Knits Garment in Mauritius. We stopped working with the factory in May when we were informed that the company had gone into...

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8 April 2019

NGO says recently nullified Double Tax Avoidance Agreement between Kenya & Mauritius could have been used for tax evasion by businesses

Author: Victor Amadala, The Star(Kenya)

"Kenya-Mauritius Double Tax Avoidance void, High Court rules"...

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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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3 December 2018

Mauritius allegedly being used by companies as tax haven to shift profits away from Africa; Malawi Mangoes denies allegations

An article by the Foreign Policy alleges that Malawi Mangoes has been using Mauritius as a tax haven to avoid paying taxes in Malawi. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Malawi Mangoes to respond to the allegations. The company stated...

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8 May 2017
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Author: Jean-Marie St Cyr & Mégane Valère, LeDefiMediaGroup

Journée mondiale du Travail : sécurité et santé en danger, 1er mai 2017...

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