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7 June 2019

Nepal: New labour agreement protects workers from recruitment costs, prevents employers holding passports

"Nepal to ink labour pacts with UAE, Mauritius during PM Oli's Geneva visit", 5 Jun 2019...

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4 June 2019

Asia: Forum Asia reports role of business in attacks on defenders is growing more common

Author: Forum ASIA

"Defending in numbers: Resistance in the Face of Repression - 2017-2018", 31 May 2019...

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2 June 2019

Nepal: Minister promises minimum wage to tea workers

Author: Bhim Chapagain, My Republica, Nepal

"Labor and employment minister promises minimum wage to tea laborers in Ilam", 18 May, 2019...

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30 May 2019

Report explores role of development financiers with regards to attacks against human rights defenders

Author: Coalition for Human Rights in Development

"Uncalculated Risks: Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers" 30 May 2019...

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20 May 2019

UAE: Delayed wages leave 12 Nepali workers stranded and unable to pay accommodation

Author: Khabar

"Deprived of salary, 12 Nepalis stranded in UAE", 15 May 2019...

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16 May 2019

Nepal: New labour agreement requires Omani employers bear recruitment, migration & health costs for migrant workers

Author: Himalayan News Service

"Nepal, Oman to finalise labour pact next week", 1 May 2019...

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3 May 2019

Nepal: Nepali embassy in Qatar repatriates workers lured to the country by fraudulent visa schemes and recruitment agents

The Nepal embassy in Qatar has received a significant number of migrant workers asking to be repatriated. The workers were lured Qatar with false promises of free movement between jobs and made to pay "hefty amounts" in recruitment fees. It is alleged...

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25 April 2019

Nepal: Migrant workers continue to pay ‘hefty’ recruitment fees to agents four years after launch of ‘free visa, free ticket’ scheme, according to government auditor

Author: Nepali Sansar

"‘Free Visa Free Ticket’ Scheme Fails to Address Nepali Migrants’ Concerns", Apr 15 2019...

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21 January 2019

Finland: Restaurant owners found guilty of human trafficking & exploiting fellow Nepali workers

Author: Namrata Sharma, Nepali Times

'Nepali restauranteurs fined in Finland', 20 Jan 2019...

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18 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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