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Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative
Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...
Australia: Concerns raised about potential health hazards of mould outbreak at offshore immigration detention centre operated by Broadspectrum on Nauru
Media reports (see below) cite the occurrence of potential health risks to refugees, asylum seekers and staff caused by a mould problem at the offshore immigration detention centre operated by Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services) on Nauru....
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Author: Brynn O'Brien
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Canstruct, an Australian civil engineering company, will reportedly contract with the Australian government to provide services at offshore detention facilities in Nauru. Media reports highlight the concerns raised by human rights groups that...
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Author: Amnesty Intl.
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Australia
Author: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Committee notes the information provided by the delegation on the ongoing national consultation on the implementation of the 2011 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Committee is however concerned about the lack of a regulatory...
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