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17 October 2019

Commentary: Canada's next govt. should require corporate human rights due diligence & engage in process to develop a binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Ian Thomson, Oxfam Canada

"5 things Canada's next government should do to curb corporate abuses of human rights," 16 Oct 2019...

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17 October 2019

Laos: Chinese banana plantations bring jobs along with dangerous working conditions and pollution

According to a 2017 report by Plan International, Chinese banana plantations in Bokeo province, northern Laos, provide US$100 million in annual exports and make up 95% of Bokeo's exports....

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16 October 2019

Malaysia: Workers report poor working conditions & low wages at Karex factories

A report alleged that workers in Karex factories were "liviing in cramped and undignified conditions" and in "damp and unhygienic dormitories....

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16 October 2019

USAID response to allegations against Karex

Author: USAID

Note: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre reached out to USAID as regards the allegations against Karex. Its response is found below....

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16 October 2019
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Author: Ministério Público Federal no Pará (Brazil)

“MPF em Marabá (PA) pede suspensão urgente das atividades de empresa de segurança que atua como milícia em fazendas na cidade de Marabá e região”, 07 de outubro de 2019...

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16 October 2019
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Author: Mariana Simões, Agência Pública/Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Pesquisadora é perseguida após comprovar que não existe dose segura de agrotóxicos”, 30 de setembro de 2019...

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16 October 2019
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Author: Alessandra Corrêa, BBC News Brasil (Brazil)

“Estudo diz que 20 empresas respondem por um terço de toda a emissão de CO2 no mundo; Petrobras está na lista”, 10 de outubro de 2019...

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16 October 2019

Report alleges European gas industry lobby promotes gas as part of solution to climate emergency; incl. responses

The report "Who owns all the pipelines?" published by the European Network of Corporate Observatories (ENCO) looks at Europe's four biggest gas transport companies - Fluxys (Belgium), Enagás (Spain), GRTgaz (France), Snam (Italy) - and the pipeline and...

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16 October 2019
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16 October 2019

Brazil: Group of affected people, lawyers, and activists travels around Europe to denounce Vale, companies and govt for human rights violations related to Rio Doce and Brumadinho dam ruptures

Author: Jamil Chad, UOL News (Brazil)

“GROUP WILL DENOUNCE VALE S.A., CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENT IN TOUR OF EUROPE”, October 11 2019...

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