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3 July 2020

ILO issues a brief on the impact of Covid-19 on workers in Jordan and Lebanon incl. recommendations

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Oslo, Norway) have conducted a survey to assess the impact of covid-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. The survey highlights...

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18 June 2020

Lebanon: ILO and NGOs issue an assessment on the impact of Covid-19 on workers and small-scale businesses

Based on responses of 1987 workers and 363 enterprises, ILO and Fafo institute for Labour and Social Research in collaboration with UNDP, Danish Refugee Council, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Oxfam and UN Women have carried out an assessment to...

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18 May 2020

Golan Heights: Energix wind farm allegedly fast-tracked during COVID-19 despite threat to local Syrian population; incl. company response

Energix Renewable Energies is developing a 32-turbine wind farm project in the Golan Heights. According to a group of civil society organisations, this project is being fast-tracked during the COVID-19 lockdown without consideration of complaints from...

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11 May 2020

Jordan: ILO and Fafo issue an assessment of the Covid-19 impact on Jordanian and Syrian workers.

The International Labour Organization’s Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Oslo, Norway) have carried out an assessment to identify the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the most vulnerable workers...

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17 April 2020

Commentary: Increased surveillance is not the answer to stop the spread of COVID-19 in refugee camps

Author: Petra Molnar & Diego Naranjo, The New York Times

"Surveillance won't stop the coronavirus," 15 April 2020...

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9 April 2020

FIDH starts a campaign for release of imprisoned human rights defenders threatened by pandemic

Author: FIDH

"COVID-19: Jailed Human Rights Defenders Must Be Released Immediately", 08 Apr 2020...

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20 January 2020

Occupied Territories of Palestine: Major Agritech companies implicated in land grabbing and rights violations, according to a new report

A recent report, issued by the independent research center, Who Profits, finds that Israeli agritech companies are deeply complicit in the ongoing occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land....

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11 December 2019

Will Lafarge be held accountable for alleged links to human rights abuses in Syria?

Author: Claire Tixeire, European Center for Constituional Law and Human Rights (ECCHR)

Autumn 2019 marked an important turn in the legal saga over whether French company Lafarge has been complicit in grave human rights violations in Syria.  The Paris Court of Appeal issued its much-awaited decision on whether to uphold or to revoke the...

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2 December 2019

Women Human Rights Defenders day: Amnesty Int'l calls on businesses to adopt zero-tolerance policy on violence against women defenders

Author: Amnesty International

"Challenging power, fighting discrimination: A call to action to recognise and protect women human rights defenders", 29 Nov 2019...

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7 November 2019

French Court drops crimes against humanity charges against Lafarge in lawsuit over its operations in Syria

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