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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

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... ...

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20 March 2018

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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12 February 2018

Extraterritorial detention contracting in Australia & the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

Author: Brynn O'Brien

"Extraterritorial Detention Contracting in Australia and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights," 21 April 2016...

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27 November 2017

Australia: Canstruct to contract with govt. to provide services to offshore detention centre on Nauru

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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23 October 2017

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

Author: Amnesty Intl.

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1 August 2017
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Author: Amnesty International

« Australie. Ferrovial continue de gagner une fortune en profitant du désespoir des réfugiés », 27 juillet 2017...

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30 July 2017

Australia: Offshore detention centre operating company Ferrovial continues to profit from abuse of refugees & people seeking asylum on Manus Island & Nauru, says Amnesty Intl.

Author: Amnesty Intl.

"Ferrovial continues to build a fortune on refugees’ despair", 27 July 2017...

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23 June 2017

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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6 April 2017
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13 February 2017

Human rights lawyers petition Intl. Criminal Court to investigate Australia & companies over alleged abuses in offshore detention centres

Author: Jamie Smyth, Financial Times

"Lawyers urge ICC to probe Australia over refugee abuse claims", 13 Feb 2017...

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