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9 July 2020

Human Rights at Sea publishes report on fisheries observer protections & deaths at sea

Author: Human Rights at Sea

"Fisheries Observer Deaths at Sea, Human Rights & the Role & Resposibilities of Fisheries Organisations", 1 July 2020...

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30 June 2020
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Author: Naciones Unidas

“La encrucijada de las empresas tras el coronavirus: El sector privado no puede ser una carga” – 23 de junio de 2020...

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22 June 2020

Kiribati: Pacific fisheries observer allegedly murdered aboard tuna vessel Win Far 636; company responds

Fisheries observer, Eritara Kaierua, was allegedly murdered aboard Win Far 636, a tuna purse seiner owned by Taiwanese company Kuo Hsiung Fishery. As an observer, Kaierua monitored endangered species by-catch and illegal dumping. The media reports that...

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14 June 2020

South-East Asia: Research & webinar discuss legal frameworks to protect defenders against Strategic Lawsuits against public participation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

"SLAPPs in Southeast Asia: Legal Frameworks to Protect HRDs", 12 June 2020...

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8 June 2020

ETO Watch Coalition calls for greater inclusion of marginalised communities

Author: ETO Watch

"Open Letter to the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights calling for greater inclusion of the marginalized communities in businesses," 09 June 2020...

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8 June 2020

UN Virtual Forum kicks off with groups calling for effective remedies and protections for human rights defenders

The first ever virtual version of the UN Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights is currently going on (08 June to 12 June 2020) and this is organised by UNDP's BHR-Asia Pacifc, International Labour Organization, UN Women, UNOCHR, UNICEF, and...

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25 May 2020

Garment workers in Asia continue to struggle amid mass layoffs due to COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Thu Thu Aung, Ruma Paul, Poppy McPherson, Reuters, Business Insider (USA)

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry, 18 May 2020...

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10 May 2020

Call for input on COVID-19 19 Impact Analysis: Business & Human Rights / Access to Remedy in Asia (Deadline: 17 May)

Author: UNDP B+HR Asia, Forum-Asia, & Oxfam

The UNDP Business and Human Rights in Asia programme (B+HR Asia) in conjunction with Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Oxfam is conducting a regional impact analysis to understand the effect of COVID-19 (C19) on Business and...

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5 May 2020

Asia: Informal workers need expansive and inclusive safety nets post Covid-19

Author: Era Dabla-Norris & Changyong Rhee, IMFBlog

"A New Deal for Informal Workers in Asia," 30 April 2020...

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23 April 2020

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Defending Defenders: Challenging Malicious Lawsuits in Southeast Asia

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Rather than listen and act on the information HRDs share, a growing number of unscrupulous companies turn to the courts to bring lawsuits meant to harass and silence HRDs who criticize them. Over the last five years we have tracked an average increase...

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