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9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights the human rights impacts of the relationship between PMSCs and the extractive sector

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Relationship between private military and security companies and the extractive industry from a human rights perspective. Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right...

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Article
28 August 2019

US appeals court rules military contractor can be sued over allegations of torture & war crimes in Abu Ghraib

Author: Josh Gerstein, Politico (USA)

"Appeals court clears way for trial in Abu Ghraib suit", 25 Aug 2019 A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a trial in a decade-old lawsuit accusing a military contractor of responsibility for torture of prisoners at the notorious, U.S.-...

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Article
5 August 2019

Kenya: Trafficking victim trapped in Iraq; Haki Africa calls for regulation of recruitment agencies to protect migrant workers

Author: Brian Otieno, The Star (Kenya)

"Trafficking victim trapped in Iraq appeals for Uhuru's help"...

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Article
18 July 2019

Pakistan: Govt. enforces employment code, blacklists recruiters for exploitative labour practices

Author: Khaleej Times (UAE)

"12 foreign recruitment firms barred from hiring Pakistani workers", 8 Jul 2019...

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Article
1 June 2019

Access Now report reveals extent of internet shutdowns & documents increased pushback in courts

Author: Access Now

"The State of Internet Shutdowns Around the World: The 2018 #Keepiton Report" 01 Jun 2019...

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20 March 2019

Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour: findings from the first global report on child labour in the Arab States

Author: ILO, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD), Arab Labour Organisation (ALO),League of Arab States (LAS)

Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds....

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Article
28 February 2019

US Judge allows lawsuit by ex-Abu Grahib inmates against CACI over alleged torture in Iraq to proceed

Author: Matthew Barskat, Associated Press

"Judge allows Abu Ghraib torture claims to go to trial", 27 Feb 2019...

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Report
13 January 2019

UN special rapporteur calls on businesses to respect women human rights defenders

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

"Situation of women human rights defenders: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders", 10 Jan 2019 [T]he present report is based on numerous discussions that the Special Rapporteur has had with women human right...

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Article
8 January 2019

Front Line Defenders' new global analysis shows 77% of attacks connected to defense of land, environment & indigenous rights

Author: Front Line Defenders (Ireland)

"Global Analysis 2018", 07 Dec 2018...

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Article
20 December 2018

US jury convicts ex-Blackwater guard of murder over deadly shooting in Nisour Square in Iraq

Author: Reuters

"Report: Ex-Blackwater Guard Convicted of Murder in Iraq Shooting Spree", 19 Dec 2018...

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