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20 August 2019

Fiji: Prime Minister calls for 10-year moratorium on seabed mining to allow proper scientific research

Author: Nic Maclellan, Papua New Guinea Today

"Fiji calls for sea-bed mining moratorium as Nautilus restructures", 13 August 2019...

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21 July 2019

Fiji: The Pacific Human Rights Defenders Network established to protect defenders in the region

Author: Koroi Tadulala, FBC News

"PHRDN to protect and strengthen Human rights defenders in the region", 22 Jul 2019...

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5 May 2019

Fiji: Trade Unionists detained by police

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Fiji trade unionists detained", 1 May 2019 ...

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3 March 2019

Fiji: Locals accuse Chinese resort developer of working without environmental approvals; resort site in dispute

A Chinese resort developer, Freesoul Real Estate, has been accused of working without the required environmental approvals and poor environmental management, resulting in polluted fishing grounds and destruction of mangroves and reefs. Locals impacted...

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Company non-response
28 February 2019

Freesoul did not respond

We invited Freesoul Real Estate to respond to allegations relating to its activities at the holiday resort under development at Malolo Island, Fiji. It did not respond. 

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1 February 2019

Australia: WWF partners with tech cos. to track supply chains involved in environmental harm & human rights abuses

The World Wide Fund (WWF) in Australia is partnering with technology companies to track supply chains and help stop illegal, unsustainable fishing practices and curb human rights abuses such as slavery. Media reports are linked below.

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21 January 2019

Fiji: Human Rights at Sea publish a new case study centered on the killing of a Fijian crewman in Panama

Author: Munivai Taukave Lorenti

HRAS case study: In their own words. The case of the killing of Fesaitu Riamkau. A Fijian crewman, 15 January 2019...

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6 March 2018

CIVICUS' new annual report warns about growing role of private sector in governance

Author: CIVICUS (South Africa)

"CIVICUS: State of Civil Society Report 2018 - Year in Review: Top 10 trends", 06 Mar 2018...

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6 March 2018

UN Environment takes a stand with environmental defenders & calls on private sector to champion right to healthy environment

Author: UN Environment (Switzerland)

"UN Environment calls on governments and business to promote, protect and respect environmental rights", 06 Mar 2018...

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18 February 2018

UN human rights chief has concerns in Indonesia, PNG and Fiji

Author: Radio NZ

14 February 2018 Following his visits to Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...highlighted a range of deep concerns in these countries...

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