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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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9 August 2011

Batelco's response

Author: Batelco

Batelco since...the beginning of the period of unrest...has been communicating with its employees...to encourage employees to attend work, maintain good relationships with their colleagues and to be aware of using the company’s assets in the proper...

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Company response
2 August 2011

Bahrain Airport Service’s response

Author: Bahrain Airport Services

The company takes disciplinary action in accordance with its disciplinary codes approved by the Ministry of Labour. No disciplinary action is taken as a result of employees political views...In Bahrain there are official bodies who are concerned with...

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1 August 2011

Canadian software used to censor web abroad; prompts calls for cyberspace 'foreign policy'

Author: Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press

Netsweeper Inc..has provided services for telecommunications companies in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen...[and] has blocked websites related to homosexuality, sex education and human-rights advocacy, as well as some newspapers and blogs and...

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26 July 2011

Vodafone under fire for bowing to Egyptian pressure

Author: Juliette Garside, Guardian [UK]

Vodafone…is to meet human rights campaigners to discuss how it can prevent its networks being hijacked by repressive regimes…[also refers to Google, France Telecom, Atisalat, Research in Motion, Facebook, YouTube (part of Goolge), Verizon Wireless]

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14 July 2011

Bahrain: Revoke Summary Firings Linked to Protests

Author: Human Rights Watch

The Bahrain government should investigate and remedy the summary dismissals of more than 2,000 workers…apparently as punishment for having…supported pro-democracy demonstrations…[A] total of 2,186 workers, many in…firms in which the state has a...

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13 July 2011

Bahrain: Over 2,000 workers may have been fired as punishment for participating in pro-democracy protests says Human Rights Watch

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29 June 2011

[article & video] The plight of domestic workers abroad [Saudi Arabia]

Author: Al Jazeera

Indonesia is stopping all maids from going to work in Saudi Arabia after the beheading of a maid last week for murdering her allegedly abusive employer. The execution of 54-year-old Ruhati Binti Sapahi caused public outrage in Indonesia, prompting the...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confederación Sindical Internacional (CSI)

...Colombia y las Américas siguen a la cabeza en el lúgubre historial de asesinato y represión de los trabajadores involucrados en actividades sindicales, según la última edición del Informe Anual sobre las violaciones de los derechos sindicales...El...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confédération syndicale internationale

Germes du printemps arabe dans la répression contre les travailleurs/euses et le non-respect des droits économiques...La Colombie et les Amériques conservent la position dominante dans le sombre bilan en matière d’assassinats et de répression des...

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31 May 2011

The Arab World’s Forgotten Rebellions: Foreign Workers and Biopolitics in the Gulf

Author: Ahmed Kanna, University of the Pacific, in Samar

Foreign workers in the Gulf, while certainly marginalized and exploited, are far from the silent, passive wage slaves of popular imagination...Both the Arab Spring and Gulf worker actions are, broadly, about dignity and justice; both challenge the...

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