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15 November 2019

Brazil: Women denounce threats, intimidation and physical and sexual violence by agribusiness workers as palm groves are privatised

Author: Mongabay

“Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers’ feel the squeeze of Cerrado development”, 12 de noviembre de 2019...

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15 November 2019

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Preliminary Findings from its visit to Qatar (3 - 14 November 2019)

Author: OHCHR Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

De facto deprivation of liberty by private actors...

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15 November 2019

Qatar: UN experts raise concerns over detention of migrant workers by employers

During 3-14 November 2019, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention conducted a country visit to Qatar. During the 10 day visit, the Working Group visited 12 places of detention including police stations, pre-trial detention facilities, Doha central...

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15 November 2019

USA: Congresswomen propose creation of Digital Privacy Agency with power to enforce privacy rights for users & ensure companies follow the law

On 5 November, 2019, Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019. If passed, this bill would set up a Digital Privacy Agency (DPA), require that companies disclose why they need to collect and process data, not...

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15 November 2019

Commentary: Online Privacy Act is necessary for protecting right to privacy

Author: Jennifer Brody and Estelle Masse, Access Now

"Finally! A U.S. data protection bill we can get behind", 12 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Chile: An alliance of workers´ unions from a variety of sectors support protests against the country´s political and economic model

Author: Al Jazeera

“Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests”, 12th November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Norges Bank excludes G4S from portfolio over human rights concerns

Author: Gavin Hinks, Board Agenda

Boardrooms were delivered a blunt reminder this week that human rights cannot be ignored....

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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Company response
14 November 2019

Wilmar International's response

Author: Wilmar International

...Wilmar commissioned Earthworm Foundation (EF) in September 2018 to conduct a thorough evaluation of issues raised against Wilmar's internal systems on social grievance and resolution at three of its subsidiaries... Wilmar also engaged EF to...

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