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Author: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Que Me
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Laos: Protests continue against Xayaburi Dam for the reduced river flow and risk of livelihood crisis as it begins operations
Author: Panu Wongcha-um, Reuters
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Laos: Xayaburi Dam begins operations despite villagers arguing that dam will destroy their livelihoods
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Author: Various NGOs
"Joint NGO Letter on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement", 4 Nov 2019...
Japan: Govt. plans to rescind approval of agencies for allegedly overcharging prospective foreign trainees
Author: The Asahi Shimbun
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Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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