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16 January 2020

UAE: Employers using tourist visa scams to trap Indian migrants in abusive work

Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Tourist visa scam traps Indian migrants in abusive jobs in UAE," 15 Jan 2020...

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18 December 2019

Challenges to corporate accountability in the Gulf: Tracking labour abuse in a climate of near impunity

Author: 18/12/19 - Isobel Archer, Project Assistant, Migrant Workers in Qatar & the UAE, BHRRC

For International Migrants Day 2019, Isobel Archer looks at the complex company structures and lack of transparency that contribute to rampant human rights abuses against migrant workers in the Gulf

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6 November 2019

Zambia: Former president issues a public plea in protest of the construction of a major copper mine

Zambia’s founding leader protests mining project in park...

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31 October 2019

How some human traffickers defraud Ugandans seeking employment abroad

Author: The Observer (Uganda)

"How human trafficking gangs work in Uganda; one victim narrates her ordeal"...

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21 October 2019

One year to Expo 2020, UAE’s construction industry must do more to tackle abuse of migrant workers

Author: 21/10/19 - Adam Barnett, Communications Officer, BHRRC

Press release: New BHRRC snapshot finds migrant workers on UAE construction sites still face exploitation and abuse.

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23 September 2019

China continues to expand portfolio of green finance and clean energy projects in MENA, according to research

Author: Ossman Elnaggar, The Diplomat

“China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA”, 19 Sep 2019...

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11 July 2019

UK: P&O Ferries staff allege low wages & poor working conditions; Incl. co comments

In June 2019, P&O Ferries was accused of labour abuses and wages so low it amounted to "slave labour". UK Member of Parliament Karl Turner claimed in the House of Commons that some foreign staff on board P&O vessels received a wage of as littl...

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11 July 2019

UK: Portuguese crew issue open letter to P&O Ferries over poor working conditions & wages

Author: Alex Grove, Hull Daily

"P&O Ferries blasted by Pride of Hull staff in open letter over 'poor working conditions and pay", 9 July 2019 ...

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Article
7 June 2019

UAE: Tech firms to sell facial recognition technology in Gulf despite potential damage to privacy rights

Author: Megha Rajagopalan, Buzzfeed News

"Facial Recognition Technology is Facing a Huge Backlash in the US but some of the World's Biggest Tech Companies Are Trying to Sell it in the Gulf", 29 May 2019...

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23 April 2019

We need a global standard on corporate abuse in supply chains - this week's OECD forum in Paris could be the start

Author: 23/4/19 - Sophia Pickles, Campaign Leader and supply chain investigator at Global Witness

It’s high time companies took responsibility for their human rights and environmental impacts, writes Sophie Pickles.

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