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10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea workers demand increased minimum daily wage

Author: Quintus Colombage, La Croix International, Sri Lanka

"No storm in a teacup for Sri Lanka's tea industry", 2 February 2019...

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24 January 2019

Sri Lanka: Why NAP on business and human rights?

Author: Daily FT, Sri Lanka

"Business and human rights – An imperative for Sri Lanka", 24 January 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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20 November 2018

Facebook & Twitter allegedly taking insufficient action to stop spread of hate speech & incitement of violence through their platforms

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29 October 2018

NGO study denounces influence of companies, incl. over UN policies on human rights

Author: Jake Johnson, Inequality.org

"157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Corporations, Not Governments", 19 Oct 2018...

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17 October 2018

Commentary: Can Asia (and the UN) hold corporations accountable?

Author: Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, The Diplomat

[This month] at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, over 100 countries are negotiating a powerful new treaty that aims to create a binding instrument to hold transnational companies accountable for violations of human and environmental...

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8 October 2018

Qatar to launch visa centres in labour sending countries to prevent abusive recruitment practices

Author: Gulf Times

"Qatar’s first overseas visa centre set to open", 2 October 2018...

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24 September 2018

Sri Lanka: Port City Colombo built by China Communications Construction Co. allegedly damages coastline and impact livelihoods of 80,000 households dependent on fishing

Author: Sheridan Prasso, Bloomberg Businessweek

"A Chinese Company Reshaping the World Leaves a Troubled Trail", 19 Sep 2018...

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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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18 July 2018

Facebook establishes new policy to remove misinformation that could lead to violence

Author: Sheera Frenkel, The New York Times

Facebook... said... that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. The policy expands Facebook’s rules about what type of false information it will remove, and is largely a response to episodes in Sri...

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