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15 February 2019

Iran: Labour rights defenders arrested, allege torture for protesting unpaid wages at Haft Tapeh sugar factory

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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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14 December 2018

Iran: Workers sentenced for protesting unpaid wages

Author: Center for Human Rights in Iran

"Iran Must Address Crisis of Unpaid Wages, Not Prosecute People Who Demand Their Pay", 13 December 2018...

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7 December 2018

Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Congress concludes, Sharan Burrow re-elected as General Secretary

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

"THE 4TH ITUC WORLD CONGRESS CONCLUDED IN COPENHAGEN TODAY WITH THE RE-ELECTION OF SHARAN BURROW AS GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE 207 MILLION-MEMBER MOVEMENT", 7 December 2018...

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26 November 2018

FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board publishes its second report

Author: FIFA

FIFA published the second report of its Human Rights Advisory Board, a group of eight independent experts from the United Nations, trade unions, civil society and FIFA sponsors who provide advice and recommendations to FIFA on how to strengthen the...

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18 July 2018

Verisk Maplecroft Human Rights Outlook 2018 highlights modern slavery risks arising from automation & attacks on defenders as key challenges

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16 May 2018

Commentary: Dating apps must do more to protect LGBTQ communities

Author: Afsaneh Rigot, OpenGlobalRights

"Apps and traps: why dating apps must do more to protect LGBTQ communities," 16 May 2018...

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5 May 2018

Iran: Telegram shutdown denounced as unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression & criticized for its damage to business

Author: Saeed Jalili, Al Jazeera (Qatar)

"Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran", 04 May 2018...

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1 May 2018

Iran arrests 6 as Labor Day demonstrators defy protest ban

Author: Associated Press (New York Times)

Hundreds of Iranians have defied a ban on protests to mark International Labor Day, with police detaining at least six people....

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31 March 2018

First OECD complaint filed against a European company for its activities in Iran

Author: Gerald Pachoud, Bourse & Bazaar

... On 13 September 2017, three civil society organisations filed a complaint with the Italian Government against Italtel Group S.p.A, a major Italian telecom company regarding its business activities in Iran. The complainants argue that the...

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