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21 April 2019

Vanuatu: Alleged human trafficking of over 100 Bangladeshi workers, now stranded, by furniture store owners

Dozens of Bangladeshis are stuck in Port Vila, Vanuatu's capital, after they were trafficked in what may be the Pacific's biggest human trafficking case. The workers were allegedly brought to Vanuatu illegally by the owners of a home and furniture...

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10 March 2019

Tunago Fishery did not respond

We invited Tunago Fishery to respond to allegations raised in a media report published by Seafood Source claiming that one of the company's vessels, Tunago No. 61, was blocked by US customs because it was carrying tuna caught using forced labour. ...

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1 March 2019

US customs blocks Vanuatu vessel allegedly carrying tuna caught using forced labour

A report by Seafood Source (linked below) claims that a fishing vessel, Tunago No. 61, was blocked by US customs because it was carrying tuna caught using forced labour. The vessel is understood to be owned by Tunago Fishery Co., Ltd., based in Port...

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30 December 2018

2018 was marked by proliferation of climate change lawsuits against fossil fuel companies & govts. worldwide, reflect experts

Author: Dana Drugmand, Climate Liability News

"2018 in Climate Liability: When a Trend Became a Wave", 30 Dec 2018...

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30 November 2018

Vanuatu: Govt. may pursue legal action against fossil fuel cos. & countries over climate change

Author: Lisa Cox, The Guardian

"Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change", 22 November 2018...

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24 November 2018
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Author: El Espectador

“Un país devastado por el cambio climático quiere demandar a las grandes petroleras”- 22 de noviembre de 2018...

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14 July 2018

Australia: Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying workers; dangerous working conditions

Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying farm labourers. Workers also claim that they experienced "bleeding episodes" after breathing in farm chemicals. ...

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Article
2 May 2018

Commentary: UN climate talks should include roadmap for mobilising additional finance for loss & damage & polluters should pay

Author: Ministers Joseph Isaac, Ronny Jumeau, Anisul Islam Mahmud and Ralph Regenvanu, Climate Change News

"When will the world's polluters start paying for the mess they made?," 2 May 2018...

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2 August 2017

Australia: Campaigners express alarm over exploitation of Pacific Islander seasonal farm workers

Author: Ben Doherty, Guardian

"Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm over Australia's import of farm workers", 3 August 2017...

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12 May 2016
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Author: Farid Farah, Maghreb Emergent (Algérie)

« Les TIC sont le moteur du développement durable, selon un rapport d’Ericsson », 7 mai 2016...

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