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17 April 2019

Weekly Update 17 April 2019: Companies score low on forced labour | Activists killed in Brazil's Amazon

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17 April 2019

Ecuador: Chevron wins in Ecuador case in Dutch Supreme Court

Author: The Reuters (UK)

"Chevron says Dutch Supreme Court rejects Ecuador's $9.5 billion claims", 16 Apr 2019...

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17 April 2019

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Author: Joseph Menn, Reuters

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said... Microsoft concluded it would...

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17 April 2019

Brazil: Civil society says Supreme court's decision aimed at curbing 'fake news' violates freedom of press

Author: Transparency International Brazil

"Supreme court decision in Brazil violates freedom of the press and sets concerning precedent", 17 Apr 2019...

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17 April 2019

Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

Author: Swissinfo

“There is an urgent need to end this exploitation of lower standards of protection. This is a morally and ethically unjustifiable situation,” Baskut Tuncak, United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics, told Swiss NGO Public Eye on...

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17 April 2019
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Author: Pedro Rafael Vilela, Agência Brasil (EBC) (Brazil)

“O presidente Jair Bolsonaro defendeu hoje (17), em uma transmissão ao vivo em sua página no Facebook, a possibilidade de comunidades indígenas desenvolverem atividades de mineração e agropecuária em seus territórios”, 17 de abril de 2019...

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16 April 2019
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La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) anuncia la apertura de la inscripción a la primera edición del Curso de Formación para Defensores y Defensoras sobre el uso estratégico del Sistema Interamericano. El curso se llevará a cabo del 1 al 5 de julio en la ciudad de Lima, Perú. Suscripciones hasta el 3 de mayo.

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16 April 2019
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Author: Prensa Comunitaria (Guatemala)

“La Resistencia Antiminera Ch’orti’ En Olapa, Chiquimula”, 11 de abril de 2019...

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16 April 2019
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Author: Radio Progreso (Honduras)

“Comunidades Garífunas: destinos turísticos que resisten al despojo”, 9 de abril de 2019...

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16 April 2019
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Author: Juca Guimarães, Brasil de Fato (Brazil)

“Relatório encomendado por MPF aponta casos de assédios, erros nos créditos e discriminação por gênero”, 5 de abril de 2019...

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