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3 December 2019

Commentary: If a for-profit company manages the Public Interest Registry, mechanisms for accountability to dot org stakeholders are necessary

Author: Mark Surman, Mozilla

"Questions about.org," 3 Dec 2019...

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3 December 2019

Qatar: UN racism expert commends reforms but urges more action to end persistent discrimination

Author: OHCHR

Achiume commended existing labour and immigration reforms aimed at improving conditions for low-income migrant workers – who make up 71% of the national population – and welcomed further reforms planned for early 2020....

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2 December 2019

South Sudan: Govt. replaces small polluting generators with diesel-run plant despite signing Paris Agreement on climate change

Author: Reuters

"Energy-short South Sudan powers up - but with fossil fuels"...

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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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29 November 2019

Canada: British Columbia passes law requiring mining companies obtain consent from indigenous groups before applying for permits

Author: Moira Warburton, Reuters

"New law to give indigenous peoples more sway in Canada's British Columbia," 27 November 2019....

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27 November 2019

Cambodia: The National Assembly passes amendments to Law on Trade Unions; while unions claim amendments remain restrictive

Author: Narim Khuon, Khmer Times

"Union Law amended", 27 November 2019...

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26 November 2019

So. Africa: Mining giant’s executive vows to ensure mining has long-term socio-economic benefits for communities

Author: News 24 (South Africa)

‘Andile Sangqu: Mining must leave no community behind’ 24 November 2019...

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26 November 2019

New set of Equator Principles fails to act on indigenous rights and climate change, NGOs say

Author: BankTrack

“With New Equator Principles, Banks Fail to Act on Climate or Indigenous Rights”, 21 November 2019...

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26 November 2019

So. Africa: Nuclear waste storage capacity at Eskom plant raises environmental concerns

Author: Wendell Roelf, Reuters

"Waste storage at Africa's only nuclear plant brimming," 25 November 2019....

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25 November 2019

Kazakhstan: NGOs urge Korea National Oil Corporation to address concerns over pollution allegedly caused by oil production activities

Author: Crude Accountability and other NGOs

We are writing to express our deep concern for the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) associated oil production and the threat to one of the largest and most unique underground freshwater desposit Kokzhide in Kazakhstan. This letter addresses...

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